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Saturday December 1, 2018 - Sunday December 30, 2018
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On Exhibit: Dogs and More by Steph Koufman
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Bulldog by Steph Kaufman. All rights reserved.On exhibit this month is the expressive work of Steph Koufman, including images created with oil and acrylic paint, and some using oil paint, wax, construction materials, and found objects.

Steph is a Boston-based artist whose wide range of textural paintings encompass landscapes, portraits and abstract constructions. This exhibit features portraits of peoples' pet dogs, a taste of ocean landscapes, and selected other pieces. Steph's love of dogs allows her to capture the personality of every dog she meets. She creates a dog portrait after meeting a dog and watching them interact with their people.

Steph Koufman has exhibited at Crowell's Fine Art Gallery in New Bedford and the Chandler Gallery in Cambridge.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 opt. 3     
LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday December 13, 2018
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston: Numbers and Math for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Get ready to get counting this month with numbers and math! We'll have simple activities to learn about numbers, measurement, geometry and other math skills. Match numbers, play with a cash register, and more!

This program is for children ages 3-5 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: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM

movie stillThe best intentions often come back to haunt you. Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

Not only is Fallout the best Mission: Impossible film by a considerable margin, it is also undoubtedly the best action film of the year.--Christopher Machell, CineVue

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Alec Baldwin, Alix Bénézech, Angela Bassett, Henry Cavill, Michelle Monaghan, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Simon Pegg, Tom Cruise, Vanessa Kirby, Ving Rhames, and Wes Bentley. Theatrically released in 2018. 147 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 to share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs, and 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: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillThe best intentions often come back to haunt you. Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

Not only is Fallout the best Mission: Impossible film by a considerable margin, it is also undoubtedly the best action film of the year.--Christopher Machell, CineVue

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Alec Baldwin, Alix Bénézech, Angela Bassett, Henry Cavill, Michelle Monaghan, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Simon Pegg, Tom Cruise, Vanessa Kirby, Ving Rhames, and Wes Bentley. Theatrically released in 2018. 147 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Night Owls Book Club for children in grades 3 and 4 meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

 

This month we will be reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

Orphan, clock keeper and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.  

Pick up a copy of The Invention of Hugo Cabret at the main library children’s desk to read before our meeting.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friday December 14, 2018
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing  Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik.

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday December 15, 2018
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Saturday Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a family storytime full of Wintry stories, songs, rhymes, and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult on Saturday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m. at the Main Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday December 17, 2018
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillThe best intentions often come back to haunt you. Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

Not only is Fallout the best Mission: Impossible film by a considerable margin, it is also undoubtedly the best action film of the year.--Christopher Machell, CineVue

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Alec Baldwin, Alix Bénézech, Angela Bassett, Henry Cavill, Michelle Monaghan, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Simon Pegg, Tom Cruise, Vanessa Kirby, Ving Rhames, and Wes Bentley. Theatrically released in 2018. 147 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Teen Film @North Quincy: Elf
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday December 19, 2018
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Matinee @North Quincy: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillThe best intentions often come back to haunt you. Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

Not only is Fallout the best Mission: Impossible film by a considerable margin, it is also undoubtedly the best action film of the year.--Christopher Machell, CineVue

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Alec Baldwin, Alix Bénézech, Angela Bassett, Henry Cavill, Michelle Monaghan, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Simon Pegg, Tom Cruise, Vanessa Kirby, Ving Rhames, and Wes Bentley. Theatrically released in 2018. 147 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Popup Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come explore your creative side during our popup art hour. Explore different mediums from acrylic to charcoal or watercolors and more. We will meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m..

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore Elf
3:00 PM - 4:50 PM

movie stillA boy who was raised by Santa's elves returns to New York City to find his biological family.

"It's a terrific movie, smart and funny enough to hold up at any time of year.."--David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor

Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, and Will Ferrell. Theatrically released in 2003. 97 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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TCPL Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday December 20, 2018
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Matinee Film: Pollock
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Our Art Film Series, presented in collaboration with the Quincy Art Association continues on the third Thursday of September, October, November, and December (and the following Wendesdays at the North Quincy branch) with great art films and conversation. This month's film, Pollock, is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew."

Stands out among creative bio-pics for an ability to show art being made in a way that's as realistic and exciting as it's ever been on screen.--Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Directed by Ed Harris. Starring Ed Harris and Marcia Gay Harden. Theatrically released in 2000. 122 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Book Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:30 we will be discussing books picked by teens. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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QHS/NQHS Annual Holiday Choral Concert
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the top choirs from Quincy and North Quincy High Schools for our annual holiday choral concert!

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs, and 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: Pollock
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillOur Art Film Series, presented in collaboration with the Quincy Art Association continues on the third Thursday of September, October, November, and December (and the following Wendesdays at the North Quincy branch) with great art films and conversation. This month's film, Pollock, is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew."

Stands out among creative bio-pics for an ability to show art being made in a way that's as realistic and exciting as it's ever been on screen.--Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Directed by Ed Harris. Starring Ed Harris and Marcia Gay Harden. Theatrically released in 2000. 122 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday December 22, 2018
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch for stories, songs, and more all about wolves.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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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, and DVDs for all ages.

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Preschool Discovery @North Quincy: Numbers and Math for ages 2-5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Get ready to get counting this month with numbers and math! We'll have simple activities to learn about numbers, measurement, geometry and other math skills. Match numbers, play with a cash register, and more!

This program does not require registration.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Today's meditation class, December 22, 2018, has been cancelled. It is still scheduled every other Saturday in December.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday December 24, 2018
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve
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Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Closed for Christmas Day
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Wednesday December 26, 2018
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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore Incredibles 2
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

movie still14 years after the original, everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 – but this time Helen (Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

"Boosted by central characters that remain vastly engaging and a deep supply of wit, Incredibles 2 certainly proves worth the wait."--Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

Directed by Brad Bird. Starring Bob Odenkirk, Brad Bird, Catherine Keener, Craig T. Nelson, Eli Fucile, Holly Hunter, Huck Milner, Isabella Rossellini, John Ratzenberger, Jonathan Banks, Michael Bird, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Vowell, and Sophia Bush. Theatrically released in 2018. 118 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Grab Bag Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grab Bag Crafts is a self directed drop-in craft program for all ages. Mystery craft packs will be available from 2:00- 4:00 pm on Wednesday Dec. 26 and Thursday Dec. 27th. Stop by and spend some time crafting or take a grab bag home with you to work on later. All ages welcome most projects can be made by children as young as two with some parental help.
 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Matinee @North Quincy: Pollock
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillOur Art Film Series, presented in collaboration with the Quincy Art Association continues on the third Thursday of September, October, November, and December (and the following Wendesdays at the North Quincy branch) with great art films and conversation. This month's film, Pollock, is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew."

Stands out among creative bio-pics for an ability to show art being made in a way that's as realistic and exciting as it's ever been on screen.--Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Directed by Ed Harris. Starring Ed Harris and Marcia Gay Harden. Theatrically released in 2000. 122 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday December 27, 2018
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Grab Bag Crafts
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab Bag Crafts is a self directed drop-in craft program for all ages. Mystery craft packs will be available in the Main Library Children's Room from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Thursday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 28th. Stop by and spend some time crafting or take a grab bag home with you to work on later. All ages welcome most projects can be made by children as young as two with some parental help.

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

movie stillBased on the 2013 Kevin Kwan best-selling novel of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

The rom-com ain’t dead yet. Crazy Rich Asians is a defibrillator for a genre that flatlined ages ago. This heartwarming, well-acted — and decadent — film takes you back to the greatest hits of Nancy Meyers, Richard Curtis and Nora Ephron.--Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post

Directed by Jon M. Chu. Starring Awkwafina, Chris Pang, Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Harry Shum Jr., Henry Golding, Jimmy O. Yang, Jing Lusi, Ken Jeong, Lisa Lu, Michelle Yeoh, and Sonoya Mizuno. Theatrically released in 2018. 120 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy: The House with a Clock in Its Walls
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

movie still10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.

Directed by Eli Roth. Starring Alli Beckman, Braxton Bjerken, Cate Blanchett, Charles Green, Colleen Camp, Jack Black, Kyle MacLachlan, Lorenza Izzo, Owen Vaccaro, Perla Middleton, Renee Goldsberry, Sandy Givelber, Sunny Suljic, Trinity L Beals, Van Marten, and Vanessa Anne Williams. Theatrically released in 2018. 105 minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Grab Bag Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grab Bag Crafts is a self directed drop-in craft program for all ages. Mystery craft packs will be available from 2:00- 4:00 pm on Wednesday Dec. 26 and Thursday Dec. 27th. Stop by and spend some time crafting or take a grab bag home with you to work on later. All ages welcome most projects can be made by children as young as two with some parental help.
 

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs, and 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: Crazy Rich Asians
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillBased on the 2013 Kevin Kwan best-selling novel of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

The rom-com ain’t dead yet. Crazy Rich Asians is a defibrillator for a genre that flatlined ages ago. This heartwarming, well-acted — and decadent — film takes you back to the greatest hits of Nancy Meyers, Richard Curtis and Nora Ephron.--Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post

Directed by Jon M. Chu. Starring Awkwafina, Chris Pang, Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Harry Shum Jr., Henry Golding, Jimmy O. Yang, Jing Lusi, Ken Jeong, Lisa Lu, Michelle Yeoh, and Sonoya Mizuno. Theatrically released in 2018. 120 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday December 28, 2018
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Grab Bag Crafts
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab Bag Crafts is a self directed drop-in craft program for all ages. Mystery craft packs will be available in the Main Library Children's Room from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Thursday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 28th. Stop by and spend some time crafting or take a grab bag home with you to work on later. All ages welcome most projects can be made by children as young as two with some parental help.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday December 29, 2018
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday December 31, 2018
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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Noon Year's Eve Celebration
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Too young to stay awake until midnight?  Join us in the Children’s Room from 11:00 am to noon Monday, Dec. 31st to celebrate 2019 a little early with a craft, stories, dancing and of course a countdown at noon.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday January 1, 2019
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Closed for New Year's Day
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Wednesday January 2, 2019
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Matinee @North Quincy: Crazy Rich Asians
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillBased on the 2013 Kevin Kwan best-selling novel of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

The rom-com ain’t dead yet. Crazy Rich Asians is a defibrillator for a genre that flatlined ages ago. This heartwarming, well-acted — and decadent — film takes you back to the greatest hits of Nancy Meyers, Richard Curtis and Nora Ephron.--Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post

Directed by Jon M. Chu. Starring Awkwafina, Chris Pang, Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Harry Shum Jr., Henry Golding, Jimmy O. Yang, Jing Lusi, Ken Jeong, Lisa Lu, Michelle Yeoh, and Sonoya Mizuno. Theatrically released in 2018. 120 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday January 3, 2019
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: The Equalizer 2
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillFilmed in shot in Boston, Marshfield, Lynn, Brooline, and Randolph, in Equalizer 2 Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed - but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

What elevates this sequel are stakes.--Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic

Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Starring Abigail Marlowe, Alexa Giuffre, Alin Halajian, Annie Pisapia, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, Caroline Day, Denzel Washington, Donald Cerrone, Garrett Golden, Heidi Garrow, Jay Hieron, Jonathan Scarfe, Joseph Oliveira, Kayla Caulfield, Kazy Tauginas, Leah Procito, Lexie Roth, Liam McNeill, Manny Famolare, Melissa Leo, Mickey Gilmore, Orson Bean, Patty O'Neil, Pedro Pascal, Richard Pacheco, Sakina Jaffrey, Shawn Contois, Tamara Hickey, and Tim Misuradze. Theatrically released in 2018. 121 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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NQ Teen Advisory Board
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

High school students who are interested in earning community service hours by contributing to their library are invited to join us for a meeting of the NQ TAB. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, 3-4pm.

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Dorothy    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Gingerbread Houses
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Just because it's January doesn't mean the wintry holiday fun has to end! Teens are invited to join us this afternoon as we make our own "gingerbread" houses out of graham crackers, frosting, and other various forms of sugar. :) 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Dorothy    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Feature Film: The Equalizer 2
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillFilmed in shot in Boston, Marshfield, Lynn, Brooline, and Randolph, in Equalizer 2 Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed - but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

What elevates this sequel are stakes.--Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic

Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Starring Abigail Marlowe, Alexa Giuffre, Alin Halajian, Annie Pisapia, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, Caroline Day, Denzel Washington, Donald Cerrone, Garrett Golden, Heidi Garrow, Jay Hieron, Jonathan Scarfe, Joseph Oliveira, Kayla Caulfield, Kazy Tauginas, Leah Procito, Lexie Roth, Liam McNeill, Manny Famolare, Melissa Leo, Mickey Gilmore, Orson Bean, Patty O'Neil, Pedro Pascal, Richard Pacheco, Sakina Jaffrey, Shawn Contois, Tamara Hickey, and Tim Misuradze. Theatrically released in 2018. 121 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday January 4, 2019
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Pathways to Wellbeing Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

health wellness logoSometimes life can be really hard. Everything can feel uncaring and overwhelming. We want to help. Join us for a guided review of resources available in the Quincy area to help you on your path to wellness.

Co-sponsored by Eliot Community Human Services

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday January 5, 2019
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday January 7, 2019
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Matinee Film: Pope Francis - A Man of His Word
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillPope Francis - A Man of His Word is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions. From his deep concern for the poor and wealth inequality, to his involvement in environmental issues and social justice, Pope Francis engages the audience face-to-face and calls for peace.

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word is an essay in radical humility capable of moving a viewer regardless of his or her religious persuasions, or lack thereof.--Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Directed by Wim Wenders. Starring Angela Merkel, Barack Obama, Carlo Falconetti, Daniele De Angelis, Donald Trump, Evo Morales, Ignazio Oliva, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Melania Trump, Paul Ryan, Pope Francis, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Shimon Peres, Stephen Hawking, Vladimir Putin, and Wim Wenders. Theatrically released in 2018. 96 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Go Green @your Library: Unfractured (a documentary film)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Unfractured movie posterThe library is partnering with the Quincy Climate Action Network, Quincy CAN for a special showing of Unfractured.

A hopeful documentary about fighting with your whole heart, Unfractured follows introspective biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into a an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable. Branded a “toxic avenger” by Rolling Stone, Sandra quickly emerges as a leader of New York’s biggest grassroots movement in decades. Determined to win an uncompromising battle with the oil and gas industry, Sandra decides she must fight with her whole heart—devoting all her time, energy, and money to the cause. But as the film opens, her personal life is thrown into crisis when her husband Jeff begins having one stroke after another. She knows her family needs her at home, but Sandra can’t stop—not until she and her allies win a state-wide ban on fracking.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday January 8, 2019
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Talk Time: New Student Registration
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
English Talk Time: New Student Registration
Are you an adult interested in practicing your English conversation skills? Join an ESOL conversation group at the library. Practice your English, make new friends, 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, 1/8 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 1/8 6-8pm
Thursday, 1/10 10am-12pm
Saturday, 1/12 10am-12pm
 
Winter conversation groups will run for 10 weeks. Intermediate and advanced levels.
 
Please note: these are registration times, not class times. The winter 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: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Teen Time: Taste Test Tuesday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Take our blind taste test the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. and see which brands are better. Each month we will try something different, from cookies to ice cream, brownies to salsa.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Film @North Quincy: The Miseducation of Cameron Post
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Talk Time: New Student Registration
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
English Talk Time: New Student Registration
Are you an adult interested in practicing your English conversation skills? Join an ESOL conversation group at the library. Practice your English, make new friends, 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, 1/8 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 1/8 6-8pm
Thursday, 1/10 10am-12pm
Saturday, 1/12 10am-12pm
 
Winter conversation groups will run for 10 weeks. Intermediate and advanced levels.
 
Please note: these are registration times, not class times. The winter 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: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Discover Historic New England: Quincy Book of Days
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Historical Society, 1893 to 2018 logoCelebrate the 125th anniversary of the Quincy Historical Society and appreciate excerpts from the newly published Quincy Book of Days, a treasury of facts, anecdotes, and observations from Quincy's history for every day of the year. The creators of the book will talk about the long and interesting history of books of days and why they chose this project to celebrate the society's 125th anniversary. Come learn how they tackled the daunting task of finding and assembling material for all 366 possible days, including some surprising and serendipitous experiences. In addition, as a 125th-anniversary treat, they will present a whirlwind visual tour of Quincy from 1893 to 2018. A book signing, will conclude the evening. (and copies of the book will be available to purchase).

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday January 9, 2019
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The Boston Foundation - Open Door Grants Information Session
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Please join the Boston Foundation’s Open Door Grants team to learn more about this special grant-making program. Conversations are being held throughout Greater Boston to give community members the opportunity to learn more about Open Door Grants, ask questions and discuss the application and review processes. 

Advance registration is strongly encuraged.

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

 

CONTACT: Lauren McDermott    6173381659    lauren.mcdermott@tbf.org
LOCATION: Main Library
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Matinee @North Quincy: The Equalizer 2
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillFilmed in shot in Boston, Marshfield, Lynn, Brooline, and Randolph, in Equalizer 2 Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed - but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

What elevates this sequel are stakes.--Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic

Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Starring Abigail Marlowe, Alexa Giuffre, Alin Halajian, Annie Pisapia, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, Caroline Day, Denzel Washington, Donald Cerrone, Garrett Golden, Heidi Garrow, Jay Hieron, Jonathan Scarfe, Joseph Oliveira, Kayla Caulfield, Kazy Tauginas, Leah Procito, Lexie Roth, Liam McNeill, Manny Famolare, Melissa Leo, Mickey Gilmore, Orson Bean, Patty O'Neil, Pedro Pascal, Richard Pacheco, Sakina Jaffrey, Shawn Contois, Tamara Hickey, and Tim Misuradze. Theatrically released in 2018. 121 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday January 10, 2019
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Talk Time: New Student Registration
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Talk Time: New Student Registration
Are you an adult interested in practicing your English conversation skills? Join an ESOL conversation group at the library. Practice your English, make new friends, 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, 1/8 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 1/8 6-8pm
Thursday, 1/10 10am-12pm
Saturday, 1/12 10am-12pm
 
Winter conversation groups will run for 10 weeks. Intermediate and advanced levels.
 
Please note: these are registration times, not class times. The winter 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: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 to share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday January 11, 2019
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing  Family Life by Akhil Sharma.

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 January 12, 2019
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Talk Time: New Student Registration
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
English Talk Time: New Student Registration
Are you an adult interested in practicing your English conversation skills? Join an ESOL conversation group at the library. Practice your English, make new friends, 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, 1/8 10am-1pm
Tuesday, 1/8 6-8pm
Thursday, 1/10 10am-12pm
Saturday, 1/12 10am-12pm
 
Winter conversation groups will run for 10 weeks. Intermediate and advanced levels.
 
Please note: these are registration times, not class times. The winter 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: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Monday January 14, 2019
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Crazy Rich Asians
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillBased on the 2013 Kevin Kwan best-selling novel of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

The rom-com ain’t dead yet. Crazy Rich Asians is a defibrillator for a genre that flatlined ages ago. This heartwarming, well-acted — and decadent — film takes you back to the greatest hits of Nancy Meyers, Richard Curtis and Nora Ephron.--Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post

Directed by Jon M. Chu. Starring Awkwafina, Chris Pang, Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Harry Shum Jr., Henry Golding, Jimmy O. Yang, Jing Lusi, Ken Jeong, Lisa Lu, Michelle Yeoh, and Sonoya Mizuno. Theatrically released in 2018. 120 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Understanding Expressive Arts presented by Altrusa
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Altrusa international is a non-profit group focused on education and literacy. in this presentation, our speaker will present educational examples and materials on incorporating expressive arts as a means of communication.

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

 

CONTACT: kathleen bambrick    617-872-5220    kathbambrick@comcast.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Cooking With Books: Comfort Food
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicious treats, and browse related cookbooks every month.  This month the theme is Comfort Food.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library - Adams Shore    617-376-1326    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: January Meetup
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for our book club just for people in their 20s and 30s. We meet at a local bar/restaurant and discuss a variety of genres. Find more information and RSVP on our meetup.com page. 

CONTACT: Eileen    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
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Tuesday January 15, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Teen Film @North Quincy: Incredibles 2
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday January 16, 2019
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Teen Time: Popup Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come explore your creative side during our popup art hour. Explore different mediums from acrylic to charcoal or watercolors and more. We will meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m..

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Go Green @your Library: Unfractured (a documentary film)
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Unfractured movie posterThe library is partnering with the Quincy Climate Action Network, Quincy CAN for a special showing of Unfractured.

A hopeful documentary about fighting with your whole heart, Unfractured follows introspective biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into a an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable. Branded a “toxic avenger” by Rolling Stone, Sandra quickly emerges as a leader of New York’s biggest grassroots movement in decades. Determined to win an uncompromising battle with the oil and gas industry, Sandra decides she must fight with her whole heart—devoting all her time, energy, and money to the cause. But as the film opens, her personal life is thrown into crisis when her husband Jeff begins having one stroke after another. She knows her family needs her at home, but Sandra can’t stop—not until she and her allies win a state-wide ban on fracking.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday January 17, 2019
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Teen Time: Book Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:30 we will be discussing books picked by teens. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday January 21, 2019
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Tuesday January 22, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Teen Film @North Quincy: Paddington 2
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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A Guide to Massachusetts Record Repositories
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Our speaker will guide participants through genealogical record repositories and their major resources with an emphasis on Eastern Massachusetts and Boston. Repositories include: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, National Archives at Boston, The State House library, Massachusetts Vital Records Office, Massachusetts Archives, Boston City Archives, Massachusetts National Guard Military Archives, and more.  Strategies for navigating the record reposititories will be also addressed.    

Michael Brophy is a nationally known, professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer from the Boston area. He was the first Treasurer of the New England Association of Professional Genealogists.  He earned an MBA degree from Suffolk University and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Michael was featured on the Irish TV series Dead Money, a genealogy TV show about heir searchers, and has worked as a researcher for the television program Who Do You Think You Are? and Ancestry.com.  Michael has lectured at the National Genealogy Society’s Annual Conference in 2011, 2012, and 2014 and at The Institute of Genealogy and Historic Research (IGHR).  He specializes in New England and Irish genealogy subjects and holds certificates from the Institute of Genealogy and Historic Research (IGHR) and certificates in Private Investigation and Advanced Forensic Genealogy from Boston University.

CONTACT: Therese Mosorjak    x1140    tmosorjak@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Parent Workshop: Love and Limits Positive Discipline
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Every child needs guidance, however sometimes it is difficult for parents to know when to stand firm and when to let it go. Join us on  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for  this parent workshop where , Jane Murray, LMHC, CEIS from Step One Early Intervention will help you “pick your battles”, when it comes to setting limits for your young child ages 5 and under.

Free Parent Workshop

Sponsored by Quincy Braintree Family Network and the Thomas Crane Public Library.

For more information contact the Quincy Braintree Family Network at 617-657-5369.

This workshop is for adults only. Sorry, there is no babysitting for this workshop. No registration required

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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TCPL Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday January 24, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 to share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday January 26, 2019
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch for stories, songs, and more.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday January 28, 2019
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Matinee Film: The Equalizer 2
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillFilmed in shot in Boston, Marshfield, Lynn, Brooline, and Randolph, in Equalizer 2 Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed - but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

What elevates this sequel are stakes.--Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic

Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Starring Abigail Marlowe, Alexa Giuffre, Alin Halajian, Annie Pisapia, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, Caroline Day, Denzel Washington, Donald Cerrone, Garrett Golden, Heidi Garrow, Jay Hieron, Jonathan Scarfe, Joseph Oliveira, Kayla Caulfield, Kazy Tauginas, Leah Procito, Lexie Roth, Liam McNeill, Manny Famolare, Melissa Leo, Mickey Gilmore, Orson Bean, Patty O'Neil, Pedro Pascal, Richard Pacheco, Sakina Jaffrey, Shawn Contois, Tamara Hickey, and Tim Misuradze. Theatrically released in 2018. 121 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday January 29, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Teen Film @North Quincy: Mission: Impossible -- Fallout
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Friday February 1, 2019
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Pathways to Wellbeing Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

health wellness logoSometimes life can be really hard. Everything can feel uncaring and overwhelming. We want to help. Join us for a guided review of resources available in the Quincy area to help you on your path to wellness.

Co-sponsored by Eliot Community Human Services

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday February 2, 2019
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 4, 2019
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Discover Historic New England: Shipwrecks Of Cape Cod
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Shipwreck at Wellfleet's Newcomb HollowCome for a look at some of the great shipwrecks and rescues on the Outer Beach of Cape Cod, ranging from the earliest days of the U.S. Lifesaving Service (1872) to the early years of the U.S. Coast Guard in the first half of the 20th century. Special attention will be given to the wrecks of the Castagna, the Francis, the Montclair, the Jason, the Portland, and many more.

This program will be presented by Don Wilding has been telling stories of Cape Cod Outer Beach history through lectures, video, and the written word for decades. An award-winning writer and editor for Massachusetts newspapers for over 30 years, Don pens the popular “Shore Lore” history column for the Cape Codder newspaper of Orleans, and is the author of “Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: How ‘The Outermost House’ Inspired a National Seashore,” for the Henry Beston Society, and “A Brief History of Eastham” from The History Press.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday February 7, 2019
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NQ Teen Advisory Board
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

High school students who are interested in earning community service hours by contributing to their library are invited to join us for a meeting of the NQ TAB. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, 3-4pm.

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Dorothy    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Trivia
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history? Teens, join us on the 1st Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. for library trivia.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday February 8, 2019
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing  In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende.

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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Monday February 11, 2019
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Cooking With Books: Chocolate
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicious treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. This month the theme is Chocolate!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library - Adams Shore    617-376-1326    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: February Meetup
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for our book club just for people in their 20s and 30s. We meet at a local bar/restaurant and discuss a variety of genres. Find more information and RSVP on our meetup.com page. 

 

CONTACT: Eileen    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
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Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Teen Time: Taste Test Tuesday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Take our blind taste test the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. and see which brands are better. Each month we will try something different, from cookies to ice cream, brownies to salsa.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Discover Historic New England: Captives from Africa via the Carbbean
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

phyllis wheatleyDuring the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries many of West Africans who were brought as slaves to New England came by way of the British American Caribbean. Rather than being shipped directly from Africa, these captives were often the "human cargo" left over from voyages which brought large numbers of West Africans to the West Indies. Small numbers were shipped from the Caribbean with the molasses, rum and sugar sent to New England while others came with West Indian masters who relocated to the region. The thousands of enslaved Africans who arrived in New England by way of one of these circuitous routes were "captive cousins" of the hundred of thousands of Africans who labored on Caribbean sugar plantations. Their consanguinity or kinship was based on shared ethnicity, language, culture and spirituality.

Learn more about colonial slavery and the early history of Africans brought to New England in this free program, presented by Quincy College professor Kerima Lewis in partnership with the Abigail Adams Birthplace in commemoration of African-American History month. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday February 14, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 to share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 18, 2019
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Tuesday February 19, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday February 20, 2019
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Teen Time: Popup Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come explore your creative side during our popup art hour. Explore different mediums from acrylic to charcoal or watercolors and more. We will meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m..

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday February 21, 2019
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Teen Time: Book Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:30 we will be discussing books picked by teens. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday February 23, 2019
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch for stories, songs, and more.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday February 25, 2019
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday February 26, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Wednesday February 27, 2019
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TCPL Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday February 28, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 to share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday March 1, 2019
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Pathways to Wellbeing Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

health wellness logoSometimes life can be really hard. Everything can feel uncaring and overwhelming. We want to help. Join us for a guided review of resources available in the Quincy area to help you on your path to wellness.

Co-sponsored by Eliot Community Human Services

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday March 2, 2019
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday March 5, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday March 7, 2019
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NQ Teen Advisory Board
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

High school students who are interested in earning community service hours by contributing to their library are invited to join us for a meeting of the NQ TAB. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, 3-4pm.

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Dorothy    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Trivia
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history? Teens, join us on the 1st Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. for library trivia.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday March 8, 2019
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing  Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

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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Monday March 11, 2019
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Cooking With Books: Gluten Free
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicious treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. This month the theme is cooking Gluten Free!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library - Adams Shore    617-376-1326    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: March Meetup
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for our book club just for people in their 20s and 30s. We meet at a local bar/restaurant and discuss a variety of genres. Find more information and RSVP on our meetup.com page. 

CONTACT: Eileen    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
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Tuesday March 12, 2019
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Teen Time: Taste Test Tuesday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Take our blind taste test the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. and see which brands are better. Each month we will try something different, from cookies to ice cream, brownies to salsa.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday March 14, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 to share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday March 19, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Teen Time: Popup Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come explore your creative side during our popup art hour. Explore different mediums from acrylic to charcoal or watercolors and more. We will meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m..

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday March 21, 2019
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Teen Time: Book Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:30 we will be discussing books picked by teens. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday March 23, 2019
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch for stories, songs, and more.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday March 25, 2019
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday March 26, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Wednesday March 27, 2019
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TCPL Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday March 28, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 to share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday April 2, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday April 4, 2019
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NQ Teen Advisory Board
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

High school students who are interested in earning community service hours by contributing to their library are invited to join us for a meeting of the NQ TAB. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, 3-4pm.

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Dorothy    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Trivia
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history? Teens, join us on the 1st Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. for library trivia.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday April 5, 2019
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Pathways to Wellbeing Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

health wellness logoSometimes life can be really hard. Everything can feel uncaring and overwhelming. We want to help. Join us for a guided review of resources available in the Quincy area to help you on your path to wellness.

Co-sponsored by Eliot Community Human Services

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday April 6, 2019
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday April 8, 2019
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Cooking With Books
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicious treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library - Adams Shore    617-376-1326    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: April Meetup
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for our book club just for people in their 20s and 30s. We meet at a local bar/restaurant and discuss a variety of genres. Find more information and RSVP on our meetup.com page. 

CONTACT: Eileen    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
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Tuesday April 9, 2019
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Teen Time: Taste Test Tuesday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Take our blind taste test the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. and see which brands are better. Each month we will try something different, from cookies to ice cream, brownies to salsa.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday April 11, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 to share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday April 12, 2019
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing  The Meursault Investigation by Kamal Daoud and The Stranger by Albert Camus.

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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Monday April 15, 2019
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Closed for Patriots Day
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Tuesday April 16, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday April 17, 2019
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Teen Time: Popup Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come explore your creative side during our popup art hour. Explore different mediums from acrylic to charcoal or watercolors and more. We will meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m..

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday April 18, 2019
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Teen Time: Book Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:30 we will be discussing books picked by teens. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Sunday April 21, 2019
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Closed for Easter
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Tuesday April 23, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Wednesday April 24, 2019
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TCPL Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday April 25, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 to share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday April 27, 2019
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch for stories, songs, and more.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday April 30, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday May 2, 2019
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NQ Teen Advisory Board
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

High school students who are interested in earning community service hours by contributing to their library are invited to join us for a meeting of the NQ TAB. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, 3-4pm.

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Dorothy    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Trivia
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history? Teens, join us on the 1st Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. for library trivia.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday May 3, 2019
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Pathways to Wellbeing Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

health wellness logoSometimes life can be really hard. Everything can feel uncaring and overwhelming. We want to help. Join us for a guided review of resources available in the Quincy area to help you on your path to wellness.

Co-sponsored by Eliot Community Human Services

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday May 4, 2019
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday May 7, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Wednesday May 8, 2019
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Spring For Poetry
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 opt. 3     
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday May 9, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 to share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday May 10, 2019
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing  The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lane Lisa See.

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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Monday May 13, 2019
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Cooking With Books
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicious treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library - Adams Shore    617-376-1326    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday May 14, 2019
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Teen Time: Taste Test Tuesday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Take our blind taste test the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. and see which brands are better. Each month we will try something different, from cookies to ice cream, brownies to salsa.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Discover Historic New England: Classic General Stores
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book coverLocal historian and popular WCVB Channel 5 Boston televison reported Ted Reinstein will talk about the subject of his third book, New England's General Stores: Exploring an American Classic.

Written with his wife, former ABC journalist Anne-Marie Dorning, the book looks at how the humble general store helped shape New England, and how today, in the era of the big box store, it continues to be a focal point and a gathering place for towns all across the region. No wonder that, like the diner, the general store is enjoying a resurgence and is even being reinvented and reimagined.  For many communities, there is a feeling that what their longtime general store represents—a vital “third place” in the community—is more important today than ever.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. The Friends' Annual Meeting will be conducted immediately prior to this program, starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 opt. 3     
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday May 15, 2019
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Teen Time: Popup Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come explore your creative side during our popup art hour. Explore different mediums from acrylic to charcoal or watercolors and more. We will meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m..

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday May 16, 2019
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Teen Time: Book Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:30 we will be discussing books picked by teens. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Tuesday May 21, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday May 22, 2019
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TCPL Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday May 23, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 to share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday May 25, 2019
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch for stories, songs, and more.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday May 27, 2019
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Closed for Memorial Day
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Tuesday May 28, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Tuesday June 4, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us every Tuesday from 3-4:30 and try out any of our gaming systems. We have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2016, NBA 2K16, Madden, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday June 6, 2019
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NQ Teen Advisory Board
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

High school students who are interested in earning community service hours by contributing to their library are invited to join us for a meeting of the NQ TAB. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, 3-4pm.

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Dorothy    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Trivia
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history? Teens, join us on the 1st Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. for library trivia.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday June 10, 2019
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Cooking With Books
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicious treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library - Adams Shore    617-376-1326    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday June 11, 2019
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday June 13, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens, come join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 to share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday June 14, 2019
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing  Nora Webster by Colm Toibin.

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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Tuesday June 18, 2019
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday June 22, 2019
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch for stories, songs, and more.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday June 26, 2019
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TCPL Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Wednesday July 3, 2019
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Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Independence Day
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Thursday July 4, 2019
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Closed for Independence Day
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NQ Teen Advisory Board
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

High school students who are interested in earning community service hours by contributing to their library are invited to join us for a meeting of the NQ TAB. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, 3-4pm.

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Dorothy    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday August 1, 2019
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NQ Teen Advisory Board
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

High school students who are interested in earning community service hours by contributing to their library are invited to join us for a meeting of the NQ TAB. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, 3-4pm.

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Dorothy    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Saturday August 31, 2019
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Closed for Labor Day
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Sunday September 1, 2019
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Closed for Labor Day
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Monday September 2, 2019
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Closed for Labor Day
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Thursday September 5, 2019
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NQ Teen Advisory Board
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

High school students who are interested in earning community service hours by contributing to their library are invited to join us for a meeting of the NQ TAB. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, 3-4pm.

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Dorothy    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday October 3, 2019
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NQ Teen Advisory Board
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

High school students who are interested in earning community service hours by contributing to their library are invited to join us for a meeting of the NQ TAB. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, 3-4pm.

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Dorothy    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday October 14, 2019
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Closed for Columbus Day
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Sunday October 27, 2019
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Remembering Abigail: Voices from the Past
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Abigail AdamsCome hear all about Abigail Adams from actors portraying her contemporaries, Elizabeth Quincy Smith, her mother, Mary Smith Cranch, her sister, Nabby Adams Smith, her daughter, Louisa Caroline Johnson Adams, her daughter in law, and Mercy Otis Warren, a friend. All actors will be in period dress and their scripts are based upon actual corresepondence with Abigail.

Presented in partnership with Boston Women's Heritage Trail. Part of the year-long celebration of Abigail Adams, Remember Abigail.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday November 4, 2019
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Election Eve
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Election Eve
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

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

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday November 11, 2019
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Closed for Veterans Day
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Wednesday November 27, 2019
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Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving
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Thursday November 28, 2019
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Closed for Thanksgiving
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Friday November 29, 2019
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Closed for Thanksgiving
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Tuesday December 24, 2019
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve
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Wednesday December 25, 2019
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Closed for Christmas
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Tuesday December 31, 2019
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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