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Thursday September 24, 2020
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Live Online: Resilient Agriculture-Climate Impacts on Our Foods Systems and How We Can Respond
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

women farmers in ZimbabweIn this panel discussion, Enet Mukurazita and Rachel Spurling will talk with Thandiwe Chidavarume, Caroline Mutimbanyoka, and Saliwe Mutetwa-Zakariya about their firsthand experiences as women farmers in Zimbabwe dealing with climate impacts and how they have been resilient in the face of a changing landscape. 

Please register in advance to participate. This program will also be live-streamed on the library's YouTube channel, as well as the Facebook pages for Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) and the Massachusetts Library System.

Part of Climate Prep Week

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Live Online: TAB
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Be the change you want to see in your community! In a virtual world we'll be meeting in a live online setting asking YOU to help plan and guide our teen services. Help to plan and implement programs that you want to go to! Community service is provided for every meeting you attend.

LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Teen Escape Room
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teens this is your mission should you choose to accept it: You and your team have been asked by the FBI to help them solve a super secret case. They know you're great with solving problems and critical thinking and they left you a series of clues to meet them in the their top secret location. Solve the clues and find the agents to help them solve this case! Join us for our monthly escape room event and use your skills to help "breakout" of our digital room.

LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Friday September 25, 2020
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Live Online: Neighborhood by Neighborhood: Mapping Our Resilience to Climate Change
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

map of Boston neighborhoodsParticipants will gain an overview of a Boston mapping project with the Conservation Law Foundation and the city of Boston. This event will explore the community assets that exist within the city of Boston and how they can be leveraged to create a more climate-resilient future, with a particular focus on how we can serve communities of color and other marginalized neighborhoods.

Please register in advance to participate in this program. This program will also be live-streamed on the library's YouTube channel, as well as the Facebook pages for Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) and the Massachusetts Library System.

Part of Climate Prep Week

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Saturday September 26, 2020
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Live Online: The Economics of Climate Change
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Madhavi Venkatesan photoMadhavi Venkatesan, PhD will present this program that she has describes as follows:

Our economic system has fostered individualism over community and competition over collaboration, because simply, these are the channels that promote economic growth as we measure it in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). We sell more when everyone has to have their own. But, individualism and competition results in unequal distribution that mimics the inequitable distribution of access to resources in our country. In many cases, inequity is a moral issue because the basis of it is exploitation of the vulnerable in a myriad of forms across historical time. In our discussion we will focus on the relationship between economics and sustainability: social justice, environmental justice and economic equity and also how our focus on economic growth has facilitated the speed of global Climate Change and exacerbated social justice issues along with the other two components of sustainability.

Please register in advance to participate in this program.

Part of Climate Prep Week

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday September 28, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool Storytime with Miss Dorothy for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Norman Rockwell - Evolving Views on Race
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Norman Rockwell is heralded for depicting and defining American life. He often captured bittersweet images of people experiencing universal and relatable feelings of being left out or left behind. Yet, as an artist working in the 20th century, his works are curiously devoid of America’s rich cultural and racial diversity. Toward the end of his career, Rockwell painted several poignant works about race in America that can be seen as an extension of his earlier sense of the power of inclusion and exclusion. Learn more in this QATV interview.

Join Jane Oneail of Culturally Curious for this online lecture. She has a master’s in art history from Boston University and a master’s in education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She has taught art history at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID 869 0331 7692). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. This program will also be recorded and available on our YouTube page if you cannot make the live program. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours. 

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Art Association, Quincy for Transformative Change, and the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Reference Dept.    617-276-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Tuesday September 29, 2020
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Live Online: Toddler Time for ages 2-3 with Miss Lori
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online.  This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Falls Prevention and Stress Management for the Aging Adult
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tufts Medical Center logoEveryone is welcome and encouraged to attend any of all of the sessions in this four-part program that teaches and empowers aging adults and those who care for them with skills and ideas that decrease falls and increase independence. This evidence-informed program will discuss practical and proven exercises that promote a health and well-being. Each 90-minute session will build upon the previous one(s) to deepen your aging strong experience, but you can attend any or all, depending upon your availability. They will be recorded for later viewing and sharing and made available on the library's YouTube channel.

Join Debbie Lyn Toomey, RN, coordinator of the Tufts Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Program, for this engaging and valuable program.

  • September 22 - Learn exercises that strengthen the body.
  • September 29 - Learn skills that help with coordination, memory, and stress reduction.
  • October 6 - Learn communication skills that build confidence when talking with medical specialists.
  • October 13 - Learn to combine new skills to create a practical plan to age stronger.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID: 874 7134 0892). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Wednesday September 30, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool ABC Storytime with Miss June for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss June live online for a weekly storytime exploring different letters of the alphabet! 

We'll have a special letter each storytime to learn and celebrate with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.

This storytime is for pre-schoolers, but toddlers can certainly join to become more familiar with the ABC's.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online Coding Club for ages 9-12 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ever wanted to learn how to code? Join us on Zoom once a week for five weeks this fall as we use Roblox to learn essential coding fundamentals. Children must be able to switch between multiple tabs and use the share-screen function on Zoom in order to participate.

Registration is required and space is limited. Click on the registration button that will appear below beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 14. This program is for ages 9-12 and will meet on Wednesdays 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, and 10/28 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Family Pajama Storytime with Miss Sam
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

Join us live online for a family pajama storytime for children ages 1-5 accompanied by an adult. We will read stories, sing songs, recite rhymes, and more.

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: The Linked Fight for Racial Justice and Climate Justice
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Rev. Walker photoJoin us for a conversation with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather Program Director Reverend Vernon K. Walker as he speaks to Reverends Karlene Griffiths Sekou and Hajar Logan about how there is no climate justice without racial justice and how the fight for equality has to be led by those who have been most impacted. 

Please register in advance to participate in this program. This program will also be live-streamed on the library's YouTube channel, as well as the Facebook pages for Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) and the Massachusetts Library System.

Part of Climate Prep Week

This program is endorsed by March Forward Quincy and the Quincy Interfaith Network.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Thursday October 1, 2020
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Registration for Dungeons & Dragons for Ages 10-15
9:00 AM

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 three week series of Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons logogames. We will meet once a week for an hour and a half for three weeks to play this story. This session will run on 10/13, 10/20 & 10/27 . Please note: There is no wait list for this program, but we will be running more campaigns in the coming months. 

Registration is required and space is limited. This program is for ages 10-15 and will meet on Tuesdays 10/13, 10/20 & 10/27 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 

Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. on October 1st.

Campaign details TBA. 

Registration is required for this program. Players will need to create a free account on Roll20.net and be able to join a Zoom meeting for voice chat. Character sheets and a tutorial on how to use Roll20 as a player will be provided in the first session! A link to the Zoom chat and invite to the Roll20 campaign will be emailed to registered players before the first session. This program will not be livestreamed to Youtube or Facebook.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x4    
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Live Online: Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months with Mrs.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for this storytime for ages 12 – 23 months  that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Please have some wooden spoons from the kitchen, a light scarf , a water bottle filled with rice or macaroni , and bells or shaker handy to use during our program today.



 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Friday October 2, 2020
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Live Online: Music and Movement with Rubi
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco live online

Rubi brings her popular preschool program to us virtually, so put on your favorite dancing shoes, clear some floor space and join us for this lively mix of music and movement.

Please have a stuffed animal, scarf, something to drum on (a pot, a bowl, a box, etc) and wooden spoons or silverware for drumsticks handy to use during our program today.

This program is especially good for children ages 0-4 but anyone who needs a dance break will have a lot of fun.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday October 5, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool Storytime with Miss Dorothy for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Ultimate Red Sox Time Machine
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketRescheduled from September 23

Celebrate the Red Sox with the author of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book, Martin Gitlin. Marty covered baseball for nearly two decades as an award-winning sports journalist before authoring this books, published earlier this year. In this program, he will cover the most interesting and greatest teams, players, and events in Red Sox history. Marty will tell engaging stories, share photos, and play exciting game highlights. He will cover the entire history of the Red Sox from the Royal Rooters to Cy Young to Ted Williams to the 1946 pennant winners to Yaz and the Impossible Dream to the disappointments of 1975 and 1986 to Big Papi and the run of World Series titles. Learn more in this QATV interview.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID: 850 2853 1339). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Tuesday October 6, 2020
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Live Online: Toddler Time for ages 2-3 with Miss Lori
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online.  This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Falls Prevention and Stress Management for the Aging Adult
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tufts Medical Center logoEveryone is welcome and encouraged to attend any of all of the sessions in this four-part program that teaches and empowers aging adults and those who care for them with skills and ideas that decrease falls and increase independence. This evidence-informed program will discuss practical and proven exercises that promote a health and well-being. Each 90-minute session will build upon the previous one(s) to deepen your aging strong experience, but you can attend any or all, depending upon your availability. They will be recorded for later viewing and sharing and made available on the library's YouTube channel.

Join Debbie Lyn Toomey, RN, coordinator of the Tufts Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Program, for this engaging and valuable program.

  • September 22 - Learn exercises that strengthen the body.
  • September 29 - Learn skills that help with coordination, memory, and stress reduction.
  • October 6 - Learn communication skills that build confidence when talking with medical specialists.
  • October 13 - Learn to combine new skills to create a practical plan to age stronger.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID: 874 7134 0892). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Live Online: A Social History of Howard Johnson Ads
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hurry! Family meals are the most fun at Howard Johnson's print advertisement "The Landmark for Hungry Americans", "The Host of the Highways", and "Under the Orange Roof", were some of the Howard Johnson's corporation's most famous marketing slogans. Join us for a nostalgic look at the Quincy-based restaurant chain that stretched "from Maine to Florida" and beyond, and particularly their ad campaigns over the years.

Howard Johnson's, the Massachusetts soda fountain that became an American icon, was started as an ice cream stand on Wollaston Beach. The first restaurant opened in 1929 in the Granite Trust Building in Quincy Center. By the 1970s there were over 1,500 restaurants, motor lodges, vending and turnpike operations, and a manufacturing and distribution system. How Howard Johnson's chose to advertise throughout this tremendous growth can tell us alot about America's growth during the same period. Join the Quincy Historical Society for what is sure to be an entertaining and though provoking exploration of this local treasure that got huge.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID TBD). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Wednesday October 7, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool ABC Storytime with Miss June for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss June live online for a weekly storytime exploring different letters of the alphabet! 

We'll have a special letter each storytime to learn and celebrate with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.

This storytime is for pre-schoolers, but toddlers can certainly join to become more familiar with the ABC's.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Family Pajama Storytime with Miss Sam
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

Join us live online for a family pajama storytime for children ages 1-5 accompanied by an adult. We will read stories, sing songs, recite rhymes, and more.

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Thursday October 8, 2020
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Live Online: Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months with Mrs.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for this storytime for ages 12 – 23 months  that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Please have some wooden spoons from the kitchen, a light scarf , a water bottle filled with rice or macaroni , and bells or shaker handy to use during our program today.



 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Cooking with Colin
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Photo of ColinTake your cooking to the next level with Colin!

  • October 8 - Whole Food Soups
    In this class, we'll be using fresh, whole-food ingredients to make delicious, heart-healthy soups - ditch the cans of soup and learn how much healthier and tastier fresh soups can be!  Come learn how to make Fragrant Coconut Soup, Lebanese Red Lentil Soup, and Creamy Tomato Soup.
  • November 12 - Healthy for the Holidays - (festive meal ideas)
    When we celebrate the holidays together with big meals, our traditional dishes are often heavy and leave us too tired to keep celebrating.  In this class, we will learn ways to make some of our traditional meals lighter, and some new healthy holiday dishes that are lighter and will give us more energy to keep celebrating!  
  • December 10 - DIY Healthy Gifts Everyone Will Love to Eat!
    Give the gift of health for the holidays with these delicious & decadent desserts - these are gifts your family and friends will love!  We’ll be making Peppermint Blizzard Rolls, Orange Chocolate Bites, and more.

These programs will be live-streamed as well as recorded for future viewing. They are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library and presented in partnership with the Boston Vegetarian Society.

Since Colin became vegan in 1995, he has been finding new ways to make healthy eating convenient and delicious, especially while raising two boys with healthy appetites. Colin teaches private and public cooking classes throughout New England, sharing his experience and recipes with people who want to incorporate more whole-food, plant-based meals for health, compassion, and the environment.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID 873-8149-9949). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Friday October 9, 2020
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Live Online: Music and Movement with Rubi
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco live online

Rubi brings her popular preschool program to us virtually, so put on your favorite dancing shoes, clear some floor space and join us for this lively mix of music and movement.

Please have a stuffed animal, scarf, something to drum on (a pot, a bowl, a box, etc) and wooden spoons or silverware for drumsticks handy to use during our program today.

This program is especially good for children ages 0-4 but anyone who needs a dance break will have a lot of fun.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday October 12, 2020
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Closed: Columbus Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Tuesday October 13, 2020
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Live Online: Toddler Time for ages 2-3 with Miss Lori
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online.  This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Falls Prevention and Stress Management for the Aging Adult
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tufts Medical Center logoEveryone is welcome and encouraged to attend any of all of the sessions in this four-part program that teaches and empowers aging adults and those who care for them with skills and ideas that decrease falls and increase independence. This evidence-informed program will discuss practical and proven exercises that promote a health and well-being. Each 90-minute session will build upon the previous one(s) to deepen your aging strong experience, but you can attend any or all, depending upon your availability. They will be recorded for later viewing and sharing and made available on the library's YouTube channel.

Join Debbie Lyn Toomey, RN, coordinator of the Tufts Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Program, for this engaging and valuable program.

  • September 22 - Learn exercises that strengthen the body.
  • September 29 - Learn skills that help with coordination, memory, and stress reduction.
  • October 6 - Learn communication skills that build confidence when talking with medical specialists.
  • October 13 - Learn to combine new skills to create a practical plan to age stronger.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID: 874 7134 0892). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Live Online: Dungeon and Dragons - Ages 10-15 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 8:00 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 three week series of Dungeons & Dragons games. We will meet once a week for an hour and a half for two weeks to play this story. This session will run on 10/13, 10/20 and 10/27. Please note: There is no wait list for this program, but we will be running more campaigns in the coming months. 

Campaign details TBA.

Registration is required for this program and begins on October 1st at 9:00 a.m.

Players will need to create a free account on Roll20.net and be able to join a Zoom meeting for voice chat. Character sheets and a tutorial on how to use Roll20 as a player will be provided in the first session! A link to the Zoom chat and invite to the Roll20 campaign will be emailed to registered players before the first session. This program will not be livestreamed to Youtube or Facebook.

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x4    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Legacies of 1620 and the Mayflower: Native Americans of New England
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Native Americans of New England book jacketThe story of the Mayflower and the creation of Plymouth Colony in 1620 maintains a strong hold on the American imagination and popular culture. America's founding myth depicts the establishment of the Puritan colony, celebrated at Thanksgiving, as the point of origin of the country. The history of the indigenous peoples on whose lands the English moved are too often a marginal or a neglected part of the founding myth of New England and America. By focusing on a few select case studies, historic sketches, and biographies from throughout New England, Professor Christoph Strobel will explore the story of Native Americans in the region including the horrendous impact that colonization, dispossession, and racism had on the lives of indigenous peoples in New England. It will also emphasize Native American resistance, adaptation, and survival under often harsh and unfavorable circumstances.

Christoph Strobel is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he teaches various courses in Native American and global history. His most recent book is Native Americans of New England. He is also the author of the Global Atlantic: 1400-1900, The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire, and, co-author with Alice Nash, of Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth-Century America. Christoph has also published three books on immigration and his scholarly essays appear in many academic journals and in various edited collections. 

Join us on Zoom (meeting ID TBD). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday October 14, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool ABC Storytime with Miss June for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss June live online for a weekly storytime exploring different letters of the alphabet! 

We'll have a special letter each storytime to learn and celebrate with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.

This storytime is for pre-schoolers, but toddlers can certainly join to become more familiar with the ABC's.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Family Pajama Storytime with Miss Sam
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

Join us live online for a family pajama storytime for children ages 1-5 accompanied by an adult. We will read stories, sing songs, recite rhymes, and more.

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Thursday October 15, 2020
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Live Online: Book Discussion
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Welcome to our HS Book Discussion series. We'll be partnering with Ms. Coady from Quincy HS for bimonthly discussions on some of the most talked about new teen books. We'll begin in October with Dread Nation by Justina Ireland and meeting on 10/15 and 10/29. If you're interested in participating please fill out this form so we can get you a copy of the book if you need one. A link to the program can be found on our Instagram page the day of the discussion (@teensattcpl).

LOCATION: Main Library
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Live Online: Hands on Nature presents Nature's Real Vampires for ages 5+
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Leeches, Bats and Other Spooky Creatures!   Just in time for Halloween, come learn about real animals that scare and spook us!  We will learn about creatures that don’t just come out on Halloween, but are here all year round. 

Join Hands on Nature live online to learn about some interesting and unique animals

This program is sponsored by a CARES grant

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Saturday October 17, 2020
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Live Online Halloween Draw and Tell Stories with Miss Sam ages 3+
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Sam live online as we read some spooky halloween stories and draw some of our favorite monsters! Kids are welcome to grab some paper and crayons and draw along with Miss Sam.

This program is recommended for ages 3 and older

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday October 19, 2020
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Preschool Storytime with Miss Dorothy for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Fine Liquorature Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for the final Fine Liquorature Book Club for a while! RSVP on Meetup

CONTACT: Eileen    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Tuesday October 20, 2020
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Live Online: Toddler Time for ages 2-3 with Miss Lori
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online.  This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday October 21, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool ABC Storytime with Miss June for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss June live online for a weekly storytime exploring different letters of the alphabet! 

We'll have a special letter each storytime to learn and celebrate with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.

This storytime is for pre-schoolers, but toddlers can certainly join to become more familiar with the ABC's.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Dungeon and Dragons - Ages 10-15 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:30 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 & Dragons games. We will meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month for an hour and a half. Please note: There is no wait list for this program, but we will be running more campaigns in the coming months. 

Campaign details TBA.

Registration is required for this program. Players will need to create a free account on Roll20.net and be able to join a Zoom meeting for voice chat. Character sheets and a tutorial on how to use Roll20 as a player will be provided in the first session! A link to the Zoom chat and invite to the Roll20 campaign will be emailed to registered players before the first session. This program will not be livestreamed to Youtube or Facebook.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Family Pajama Storytime with Miss Sam
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

Join us live online for a family pajama storytime for children ages 1-5 accompanied by an adult. We will read stories, sing songs, recite rhymes, and more.

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: A Celebration of Animation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

celebration of animation book jacketCelebrate the 100 greatest cartoon characters of all time with author and pop culture historian Marty Gitlin. In this program Marty will share his insights gained by ranking the funninest, coolest, and most influential characters ever. He is an award-winning author who has brought his program to hundreds of venues. This program will feature wonderful snippets. You will be amused and captivated by the antics of Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Snoopy, and SpongeBob Squarepants. Marty will share interesting facts about these characters and challenge the audience to ponder interacitve trivia questions. 

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID: 849 9186 2222). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Thursday October 22, 2020
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Live Online: Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months with Mrs.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for this storytime for ages 12 – 23 months  that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Please have some wooden spoons from the kitchen, a light scarf , a water bottle filled with rice or macaroni , and bells or shaker handy to use during our program today.



 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Brave Spaces - Community Conversations about Social Justice
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacket for when they call you a terroristPlease join the library and March Forward Quincy for our first community conversation about social justice.  For this first conversation we are partnering with a new local organization Quincy for Transformative Change who will help create brave space to discuss the ideas expressed in the book When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele. The first 15-20 minutes of the program will be spent reviewing highlights from the book and then everyone will be invited to participate in a conversation about how these ideas impact our lives here in Quincy.

We recommend reading the book, while we understand that you may prefer other learning experiences. We also recommend that you consider these resources as alternatives or in addition to the book. You can read, listen or watch any, all or none of these and still participate in the conversation.

Thomas Crane Public Library and March Forward Quincy have partnered to provide brave space for the Quincy community to deepen our understanding of the world that we live in, provide historical context for injustice, and to build a sense of community engagement around social justice.

We are partnering with local organizations to lead a series of community discussions throughout the year. We plan to host a series of brave conversations. Each group will choose a book/reading/movie/video/intellectual work of some kind to deepen our understanding of a specific social justice issue and will lead the community in discussion about how this issue affects our lives and help us to act in ways that advance social justice in our community.

This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library, March Forward Quincy, Quincy for Transformative Change, and Quincy For Justice. Closed Captions will be available.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID 853 2718 0184). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Friday October 23, 2020
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Live Online: El Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Storytime for ages 3+
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Sam live online for a special storytime celebrating the Day of the Dead! Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in English and some Spanish as we promote early language learning and celebrate Mexican culture!

This storytime is best suited for children ages 3 and older.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday October 26, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool Storytime with Miss Dorothy for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Tuesday October 27, 2020
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Live Online: Toddler Time for ages 2-3 with Miss Lori
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online.  This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday October 28, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool ABC Storytime with Miss June for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss June live online for a weekly storytime exploring different letters of the alphabet! 

We'll have a special letter each storytime to learn and celebrate with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.

This storytime is for pre-schoolers, but toddlers can certainly join to become more familiar with the ABC's.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Family Pajama Storytime with Miss Sam
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

Join us live online for a family pajama storytime for children ages 1-5 accompanied by an adult. We will read stories, sing songs, recite rhymes, and more.

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Thursday October 29, 2020
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Live Online: Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months with Mrs.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for this storytime for ages 12 – 23 months  that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Please have some wooden spoons from the kitchen, a light scarf , a water bottle filled with rice or macaroni , and bells or shaker handy to use during our program today.



 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Book Discussion
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Welcome to our HS Book Discussion series. We'll be partnering with Ms. Coady from Quincy HS for bimonthly discussions on some of the most talked about new teen books. We'll begin in October with Dread Nation by Justina Ireland and meeting on 10/15 and 10/29. If you're interested in participating please fill out this form so we can get you a copy of the book if you need one. A link to the program can be found on our Instagram page the day of the discussion (@teensattcpl).

LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday October 31, 2020
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Halloween Costume Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Celebrate Halloween from home with us in costume!

Join us live online for some spooky, kid-friendly stories and silly rhymes.  Get ready to do the monster mash or show us your Halloween character's best dance moves! No registration required.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Thursday November 5, 2020
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Live Online: Preparing Quincy for Future Climate Impacts
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

photo of Quincy shore during a stormJoin a dialogue to begin preparing Quincy and the South Shore for future adverse climate impacts.

Learn about the health consequences of extreme weather (flooding, heatwaves, etc.) and projected impacts on Quincy and our surrounding communities. Then engage with experts for a question and answer session.

This presentation will be given by Rev. Vernon K. Walker, Program Manager, Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW), Dr. Caren Solomon, a primary care physician at BWH and a deputy editor at the New England Journal of Medicine. and Dr. James Recht, a psychiatrist in Cambridge, MA who is very involved in social justice efforts.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy CAN, the Quincy Climate Action Network and Quincy For Transformative Change.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday November 9, 2020
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Tuesday November 10, 2020
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Live Online: Rare Books Antiques Roadshow
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

rare booksLearn about the value of old and rare books. Share your own finds and have them appraised by Kenneth Gloss, a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow and the proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section. Before appraising books volunteered by audience members Ken will share some stories from his history as the second-generation owner of his historic bookshop, which was founded in 1825.

Ken will highlight some of his favorite finds, describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. Following the talk and a question-and-answer session, Ken will give free verbal appraisals of books participants have brought. If you have a book you know ahead of time that you would like Ken to appraise, please send us an email with the subject line: Gloss Appraisal Request and include the title, author, and, if possible, photographs of the covers, title page, and anything else you find special.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID 853 2236 2872). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Closed: Veterans Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday November 12, 2020
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Live Online: Cooking with Colin
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Photo of ColinTake your cooking to the next level with Colin!

  • October 8 - Whole Food Soups
    In this class, we'll be using fresh, whole-food ingredients to make delicious, heart-healthy soups - ditch the cans of soup and learn how much healthier and tastier fresh soups can be!  Come learn how to make Fragrant Coconut Soup, Lebanese Red Lentil Soup, and Creamy Tomato Soup.
  • November 12 - Healthy for the Holidays - (festive meal ideas)
    When we celebrate the holidays together with big meals, our traditional dishes are often heavy and leave us too tired to keep celebrating.  In this class, we will learn ways to make some of our traditional meals lighter, and some new healthy holiday dishes that are lighter and will give us more energy to keep celebrating!  
  • December 10 - DIY Healthy Gifts Everyone Will Love to Eat!
    Give the gift of health for the holidays with these delicious & decadent desserts - these are gifts your family and friends will love!  We’ll be making Peppermint Blizzard Rolls, Orange Chocolate Bites, and more.

These programs will be live-streamed as well as recorded for future viewing. They are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library and presented in partnership with the Boston Vegetarian Society.

Since Colin became vegan in 1995, he has been finding new ways to make healthy eating convenient and delicious, especially while raising two boys with healthy appetites. Colin teaches private and public cooking classes throughout New England, sharing his experience and recipes with people who want to incorporate more whole-food, plant-based meals for health, compassion, and the environment.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID 873-8149-9949). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Tuesday November 17, 2020
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Live Online: Discover Historic New England-1620, the first year of contact
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

painting of Pilgrims first landing

Come together and recall the first year of European existence in North America. The Pilgrims came seeking religious freedom and found an untamed inhospitable wilderness fraught with innumerable dangers. They struggled with disease and death and survived through the grace of God and with the help of the "People of the Dawn" - the Wampanoag Nation. This program will be presented by historian Christopher Daley.

This presentation will examine the difficult voyage over the Atlantic and the decision to land on Cape Cod rather than the intended destination; near the Hudson River.  A visual overview will be given of the three explorations of the Cape made by the Pilgrims in which satellite imagery is compared with 19th Century maps of the land explorations which were based on first-hand accounts. Additionally, their "first encounter" with the Nauset people will be chronicled followed by a discussion on the reasons why Plymouth (Patuxet) was the eventual choice for settlement. (A booklet will be made available to the audience with directions to the locations and sites should they want to explore themselves.) The talk will continue with a look at the beginnings of Plymouth Colony and the original aboriginal inhabitants of Patuxet (and the horrific plague of 1618). The talk conclude with a recounting of the early scant encounters with the Wampanoag people, the appearance of Samoset followed by a description of the arrival of Massasoit and his retinue in March of 1620/21 and the treaty he forged with the people of Plymouth.

Join us on Zoom (meeting ID TBD). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday November 18, 2020
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Live Online: Dungeon and Dragons - Ages 10-15 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:30 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 & Dragons games. We will meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month for an hour and a half. Please note: There is no wait list for this program, but we will be running more campaigns in the coming months. 

Campaign details TBA.

Registration is required for this program. Players will need to create a free account on Roll20.net and be able to join a Zoom meeting for voice chat. Character sheets and a tutorial on how to use Roll20 as a player will be provided in the first session! A link to the Zoom chat and invite to the Roll20 campaign will be emailed to registered players before the first session. This program will not be livestreamed to Youtube or Facebook.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Closed: Thanksgiving
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday November 26, 2020
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Closed: Thanksgiving
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday November 27, 2020
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Closed: Thanksgiving
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday December 7, 2020
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Live Online: History of Christmas and its celebration in Ireland
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

traditional Irish Christmas churchg with treeLearn about Christmas has histocially been celebrated in the Emerald Isle and how it is celebrated by many today. The presentation will incorporate recorded music and video to create a holiday friendly atmosphere. The history of the emergence of the Christian annual celebration in Ireland and elsewhere will be explored along with how some of the earlier pagan traditions across Europe, including in Ireland, became incorporated.

This program will be presented by Sean Murphy, a teacher of Irish history, music and dance who was born and raised in Dublin and moved to Massachusetts in 2005.

Join us on Zoom (meeting ID 818 3252 3697). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Thursday December 10, 2020
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Live Online: Cooking with Colin
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hold awaiting confirmaiton from Colin

Photo of ColinTake your cooking to the next level with Colin!

  • October 8 - Whole Food Soups
    In this class, we'll be using fresh, whole-food ingredients to make delicious, heart-healthy soups - ditch the cans of soup and learn how much healthier and tastier fresh soups can be!  Come learn how to make Fragrant Coconut Soup, Lebanese Red Lentil Soup, and Creamy Tomato Soup.
  • November 12 - Healthy for the Holidays - (festive meal ideas)
    When we celebrate the holidays together with big meals, our traditional dishes are often heavy and leave us too tired to keep celebrating.  In this class, we will learn ways to make some of our traditional meals lighter, and some new healthy holiday dishes that are lighter and will give us more energy to keep celebrating!  
  • December 10 - DIY Healthy Gifts Everyone Will Love to Eat!
    Give the gift of health for the holidays with these delicious & decadent desserts - these are gifts your family and friends will love!  We’ll be making Peppermint Blizzard Rolls, Orange Chocolate Bites, and more.

These programs will be live-streamed as well as recorded for future viewing. They are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library and presented in partnership with the Boston Vegetarian Society.

Since Colin became vegan in 1995, he has been finding new ways to make healthy eating convenient and delicious, especially while raising two boys with healthy appetites. Colin teaches private and public cooking classes throughout New England, sharing his experience and recipes with people who want to incorporate more whole-food, plant-based meals for health, compassion, and the environment.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID 873-8149-9949). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday December 14, 2020
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday December 16, 2020
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Live Online: Dungeon and Dragons - Ages 10-15 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:30 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 & Dragons games. We will meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month for an hour and a half. Please note: There is no wait list for this program, but we will be running more campaigns in the coming months. 

Campaign details TBA.

Registration is required for this program. Players will need to create a free account on Roll20.net and be able to join a Zoom meeting for voice chat. Character sheets and a tutorial on how to use Roll20 as a player will be provided in the first session! A link to the Zoom chat and invite to the Roll20 campaign will be emailed to registered players before the first session. This program will not be livestreamed to Youtube or Facebook.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Thursday December 24, 2020
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Closed: Christmas Eve
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday December 25, 2020
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Closed: Christmas Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday December 31, 2020
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Closed: New Year's Eve
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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