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Wednesday October 3, 2018 - Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Art Exhibit: Dynamic Tranquility
12:00 AM

Dynamic TranquilityThis October we present artwork by Sarah K. Feragen.

Artist Opening Reception on Sunday, October 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Learn more here.

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday October 15, 2018 - Monday October 22, 2018
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Great Pumpkin Character Contest
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Participate in the Great Pumpkin Character Contest!  At home, decorate a small  head sized pumpkin as your favorite book character and bring the decorated pumpkin to the Main Library Children’s Room for display.  

Pumpkins may be dropped off at the main library children’s room from Monday, October 15th to Monday October 22nd.   Each pumpkin will be awarded a special ribbon.  Will your pumpkin be the Shiniest, the Scariest, the Cutest or…something else. Pick up your pumpkin between Monday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 31st to see what award your pumpkin has won.

For more details, ask a librarian or check our website.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This 45 minute program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

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

Join us on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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: Life of the Party
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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A Conversation About Climate Change
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hurricane Florence off the coast of FloridaThe complexities of climate science leave an enormous opening for political controversy, and amplify the environmental and economic uncertainties associated with possible courses of action---which range from doing nothing, to reducing human-caused carbon dioxide emission to 10% of its current value by mid-century. Controversy notwithstanding, scientists have uncovered some hard facts, and have also drawn plausible inferences about the past and future climate of our planet. Before opening the meeting to conversation, our guest speaker, Dr. Charles DeLisi will spend about thirty minutes briefly reviewing what’s known about the contribution of human activity to changes in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, temperature and sea level; and the predicted consequences of allowing change to continue unabated. He will also briefly discuss approaches which combine emission reduction with direct removal of atmospheric CO2, including his own views about the potential use of biotechnology for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide. Watch his interview with QATV.

Charles DeLisi received his PhD in physics from NYU, and did his post-doctoral research in chemistry at Yale. He then spent the next 4 decades doing research in various areas of biomedical science. In the mid-1980s he directed the Department of Energy’s Health and Environmental Research programs, after which he moved to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York as Professor and Department Chair. In 1990 he moved to Boston University as Dean of the College of Engineering. He is currently Metcalf Professor of Science and Engineering at Boston University.

This program is co-sponsored by the Quincy Climate Action Network, March Forward Quincy, and the Quincy Making Waves Coalition.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 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 October 17, 2018
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Matinee @North Quincy: Sicario, Day of the Soldado
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn the drug war, there are no rules – and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict – but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.

This is one of my favorite movies of 2018.--Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Stefano Sollima. Starring Benicio Del Toro, Bruno Bichir, Catherine Keener, Christopher Heyerdahl, Elias Garza, Howard Ferguson Jr., Ian Bohen, Isabela Moner, Jake Picking, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Brolin, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Matthew Modine, Michael Love Toliver, Rachel de la Torre, Shea Whigham, and Tsailii Rogers. Theatrically released in 2018. 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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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The fall we'll be reading about Space: Blast off for outer space, visit the planets of our solar system, welcome aliens to Earth and more with some stellar stories and crafts.

No registration is required for this program.

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

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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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 Maleficent
3:00 PM - 4:50 PM

movie stillDriven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

"In truth, you just can’t wait until the wicked Jolie returns to the screen. Whether a malevolent twinkle illuminates her beady eye or a heartbreaking tear rolls down her alabaster cheek, she is the film’s power."--Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Directed by Robert Stromberg. Starring Angelina Jolie, Brenton Thwaites, Elle Fanning, Imelda Staunton, India Eisley, Juno Temple, Kenneth Cranham, Lesley Manville, Miranda Richardson, Peter Capaldi, Sam Riley, and Sharlto Copley. Theatrically released in 2014. 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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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 18, 2018
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Matinee Film: Loving Vincent
1:00 PM - 3:00 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. Here's a synopsis of Loving Vincent: On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot.

It was a pleasure to become happily lost in this unique film’s world of color and line, and to see two filmmakers’ mad dream come true.--Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. Starring Aidan Turner, Chris O'Dowd, Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, Helen McCrory, Holly Earl, Jerome Flynn, John Sessions, Josh Burdett, Robert Gulaczyk, Robin Hodges, and Saoirse Ronan. Theatrically released in 2017. 94 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: 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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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: Loving Vincent
7:00 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. Here's a synopsis of Loving Vincent: On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot.

It was a pleasure to become happily lost in this unique film’s world of color and line, and to see two filmmakers’ mad dream come true.--Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. Starring Aidan Turner, Chris O'Dowd, Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, Helen McCrory, Holly Earl, Jerome Flynn, John Sessions, Josh Burdett, Robert Gulaczyk, Robin Hodges, and Saoirse Ronan. Theatrically released in 2017. 94 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 October 19, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday October 20, 2018
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a family storytime full of Fall stories, songs, rhymes, and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult on Saturday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Main Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's 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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Antique Buttons Road Show
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

photograph of buttonsGot Buttons? Do you have a box of buttons that fascinate your interest? Ever wonder if they have any value, or how old they might be? The Metropolitan Button club of the Massachusetts State Button Society (founded in 1942) will be available to review your buttons - you may discovery an unknown gem! The club will provide a display of buttons as art and history from their collections.  Buttons span centuries and many are small miniatures of art. They reveal both history as well as fashion over the years. Come and discover what treasures you may have. Join us for a fascinating brief talk, and bring your own treasured buttons to have them appraised. Watch this QATV interview and contact Nancie Glazer, Society president, with any questions.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy, yet extremely effective, meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance, and well being to your life. 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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Sunday October 21, 2018
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Fall Performances @the Crane: Vanessa Holroyd
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2018 Fall Concert photosVanessa Holroyd will perform flute duets with Tim Macri. She frequently performs as Principal flute with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music and enjoys an active freelance career in the Boston area with a focus on chamber music. Early in her professional career, she was a top prizewinner for the National Flute Association’s 2002 Young Artist Competition including the award for the “Best Performance of a Newly Commissioned Work.” Recent collaborations include performances with the Grammy-nominated string ensemble, A Far Cry and with her most recent chamber music project, a trio with harpist Franziska Huhn and violist, Daniel Dona from the Arneis Quartet.

Timothy Macri is principal flute of both the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. He is also a frequent guest artist with the Springfield (Mass.) Symphony Orchestra and, for eight years, served as principal piccolo with the Sarasota Opera Association. Mr. Macrì holds the position of Music Director for the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Boston.

Watch this QATV interview with Vanessa and Tim.

Celebrate the season with glorious music and dance at our second annual Fall Peformance Series @the Crane. Learn more, watch videos, and remember past concerts here. Here's the entire lineup:

  • October 14: Hiroya Tsukamoto, solo guitar
  • October 21: Vanessa Holroyd, flute duets
  • October 28: Dances by Isadora, contemporary dance
  • November 4: Pooja Tiwari, Indian dance

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday October 22, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Annabelle
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillJohn Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is Annabelle.

The late-60's Satanic panic and housewifely ennui make for a surprisingly complementary mix of fear and paranoia in Annabelle.--Inkoo Kang, TheWrap

Directed by John R. Leonetti. Starring Alfre Woodard, Annabelle Wallis, and Ward Horton. Theatrically released in 2014. 99 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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Chickadees Book Group for Grades 1 and 2 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Chickadees Book Club for children in grades 1 and 2!  This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime. Registration is required and is limited to Quincy residents. Registration begins immediately online at thomascranelibrary.org, by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person at the Main Library Children’s Room.
In October the Chickadees will have a 3 meeting short session on Monday, October 15th, 22nd and 29th. For the rest of the year the Chickadees will meet in 5 week sessions.
Using short stories and early readers as our text we’ll have fun with simple games and crafts while reinforcing key reading and discussion skills in this fun and interactive program.

Questions?  Stop by or call the Children’s Room at 617-376-2411 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Introduction to Essential Oils
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dried Flowers, photographed by Anna SullivanEssential oils have been used for thousands of years to promote health and well-being. Come learn why top medical research facilities are studying the uses of essential oils and “returning to the root” of plant medicine. In this class you will sample oils, experiencing their immediate effect, while learning the various ways to use them for your own and your family's well-being. Quincy's own Megan Marini will be your guide. Watch Megan's QATV interview about this program.

Megan has been using essential oils for three years and teaching oils for two years. She has led classes at leading companies like Wayfair, Wilson Tower Watson, Wanderlust, Crane and Lion and more. She is driven to ensure the proper use and application of essential oils. Megan left finance to teach yoga full-time in 2001, later going on to study transpersonal psychology at a Buddhist college in Boulder, Colorado. Now she teaches and coaches on wellness and leadership, sharing the power of essential oils to maintain and enhance wellness. 

 

Photograh by Anna Sullivan

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This 45 minute program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Potions Class with Harry Potter for Ages 9 and olderREGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you a fan of Harry Potter? Ever wanted to perform real magic? See the magic of the Harry Potter world come to life as we create our very own potions based on the books! Costumes encouraged!

Registration is required and is limited to Quincy residents. Registration begins immediately online at thomascranelibrary.org, by phone at 617-376-2411, or in person at the Main Library Children’s Room. The program will take place on Tuesday, October 23 at 3:00 p.m. It is for ages 9 and older.

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

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

Join us on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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: Avengers, Infinity War
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Go Places @your Library: Celebrate Fair Trade
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
fair trade chocolatefair trade chocolateOctober is Fair Trade Month! Both Peter Buck and Stan Duncan have traveled together to Mexico three times, leading delegations to visit farmers in Chiapas, Mexico; each have gone on other trips to visit farming communities elsewhere in Central America. Peter has also led several delegations to El Salvador and most recently (this past February) to Nicaragua. Come hear stories of their travels to farms around the world on behalf of Equal Exchange. Fair Trade Chocolate samples will be available. 
Members of the Quincy Fair Trade Task Force will also be present to help anyone who would like to get involved at the local level. 
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Matinee @North Quincy: Loving Vincent
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. Here's a synopsis of Loving Vincent: On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot.

It was a pleasure to become happily lost in this unique film’s world of color and line, and to see two filmmakers’ mad dream come true.--Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. Starring Aidan Turner, Chris O'Dowd, Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, Helen McCrory, Holly Earl, Jerome Flynn, John Sessions, Josh Burdett, Robert Gulaczyk, Robin Hodges, and Saoirse Ronan. Theatrically released in 2017. 94 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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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The fall we'll be reading about Space: Blast off for outer space, visit the planets of our solar system, welcome aliens to Earth and more with some stellar stories and crafts.

No registration is required for this program.

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

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Time: Writing the college Essay
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Seniors are you struggling over your college essay? Juniors are you looking to get a head start on the application process? Join us on October 24th at 3:30 p.m. as Rae Shaw, a former college admissions officer walks you through the college essay process and how it fits into your application. We will have a short workshop where you will work on mini essays that Rae will review. Registration is required. To register online go to thomascranelibrary.org or call 617-376-1310

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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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 25, 2018
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Matinee Film: Ant-Man and the Wasp
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillIn the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a vast improvement on “Ant-Man” (2015) — and one of the most entertaining releases from Marvel Studios.--Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Directed by Peyton Reed. Starring Abby Ryder Fortson, Bobby Cannavale, David Dastmalchian, Evangeline Lilly, Hannah John-Kamen, Joshua Mikel, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, Marcella Bragio, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Perla Middleton, Randall Park, T.I., Vanessa Ross, and Walton Goggins. Theatrically released in 2018. 118 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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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: Ant-Man and the Wasp
6:45 PM - 8:50 PM

movie stillIn the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a vast improvement on “Ant-Man” (2015) — and one of the most entertaining releases from Marvel Studios.--Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Directed by Peyton Reed. Starring Abby Ryder Fortson, Bobby Cannavale, David Dastmalchian, Evangeline Lilly, Hannah John-Kamen, Joshua Mikel, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, Marcella Bragio, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Perla Middleton, Randall Park, T.I., Vanessa Ross, and Walton Goggins. Theatrically released in 2018. 118 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 October 26, 2018
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TGIF: After Hours @the Crane
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Celebrate the start of the weekend with us at TGIF: After Hours @the Crane. Meet your neighbors, have some food and drink, and - most importantly - have lots of fun. We'll be opening up the Main Library for adults 21 and over from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, October 26, offering adult beverages, snacks, and a variety of interactive games. This event will also give participants the opportunity to try an escape room. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Please bring your photo ID.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Reference Department    617-376-1316    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday October 27, 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 a Pumpkin Storytime full of 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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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: Color 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.

This month we're doing color activities. We'll be sorting colors, mixing colors, even separating colors out using markers and coffee filters.

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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Halloween Spook-tacular
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and celebrate the best of Halloween with us at the library!  Show us your costume, meet other ghouls, read scary stories, and make Halloween crafts from 2-4pm on Saturday, October 27th.  And don't forget to take a look at the all the pumpkin contest entries and pick your favorite!

sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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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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Sunday October 28, 2018
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Fall Performances @the Crane: Dances by Isadora
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2018 Fall Concert photosDances by Isadora is a company dedicated to sharing the history of dance as an art form with a contemporary audience through the presentation and teaching of the work of modern dance pioneer, Isadora Duncan (1877-1927). Come witness a rare glimpse of the classic beauty and haunting honesty that shocked audiences nearly a century ago and made dance history in a spectacular performance by Dances by Isadora – Boston, dedicated to preserving the work of Isadora Duncan as a living art. The program will give a brief introduction to Isadora Duncan’s life, followed by a performance of Duncan’s work, with time at the end for questions and discussion. Dances by Isadora last performed at the library in 2017; watch this interview promoting that performance.

Celebrate the season with glorious music and dance at our second annual Fall Peformance Series @the Crane. Learn more, watch videos, and remember past concerts here. Here's the entire season's lineup:

  • October 14: Hiroya Tsukamoto, solo guitar
  • October 21: Vanessa Holroyd, flute duets
  • October 28: Dances by Isadora, contemporary dance
  • November 4: Pooja Tiwari, Indian dance

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday October 29, 2018
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Gothika
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillThis supernatural thriller is the chilling tale of a brilliant psychiatrist (Berry) who experiences an unwelcome awakening when she is accused of committing a heinous murder she cannot remember.

Kassovitz directs with an unrelenting intensity that helps you to suspend disbelief almost all the way to the credits. — Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. Starring Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, and Robert Downey Jr. Theatrically released in 2003. 98 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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Chickadees Book Group for Grades 1 and 2 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Chickadees Book Club for children in grades 1 and 2!  This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime. Registration is required and is limited to Quincy residents. Registration begins immediately online at thomascranelibrary.org, by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person at the Main Library Children’s Room.
In October the Chickadees will have a 3 meeting short session on Monday, October 15th, 22nd and 29th. For the rest of the year the Chickadees will meet in 5 week sessions.
Using short stories and early readers as our text we’ll have fun with simple games and crafts while reinforcing key reading and discussion skills in this fun and interactive program.

Questions?  Stop by or call the Children’s Room at 617-376-2411 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Registration for Fall Session II Chickadees Book Group for grades 1 & 2
9:00 AM

This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime. Registration is required and is limited to Quincy residents.

Chickadees will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10

Using short stories and early readers as our text we’ll have fun with simple games and crafts while reinforcing key reading and discussion skills in this fun and interactive program.

Registration links will go live on Tuesday, October 30th at 9:00 a.m. Click on the program you wish to register for to get the link. You may also  register by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person at the Main Library Children’s Room beginning at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Oct. 30th.

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Registration for Fall Session II Mother Goose and Toddler Storytimes
9:00 AM

Fall session II weekday morning storytimes begin Friday, November 9th. Storytimes are offered for children ages 4 months to 5 years old. Please check our website for dates and locations.   Many programs do not require registration. 

Advance registration for Mother Goose on the Loose and Toddler Times at the Main Library is required. 

Registration links will go live on Tuesday, October 30th at 9:00 a.m. Click on the program you wish to register for to get the link. You may also  register by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person at the Main Library Children’s Room beginning at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Oct. 30th.

Children may only be registered for 1 program and must be of age by the start of the program.

  • Mother Goose on the Loose (12-23 months) Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m.11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11
  • Mother Goose on the Loose (12-23 months) Thursdays, @ 11:00 a.m. 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
  • Toddler Storytime (2-3 years) Mondays @ 10:00 a.m. 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10
  • Toddler Storytime (2-3 years) Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12
  • Toddler Storytime (2-3 years) Thursdays @ 9:30 a.m. 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Registration for Fall Session II Junior Explorers @ Wollaston
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Tuesday, October 30th register for the Junior Explorers online by clicking the link below by phone at 617-376-1330 or in person at the Wollaston Branch Library 41 Beale St. Registration is required and limited to Quincy residents.

 Junior Explorers Ages 3-5 Mondays @ 3:00 pm  @ Wollaston 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12

Jobs: What sorts of jobs do people do? Have you ever thought about what you'll do when you grow up? Let's learn about some of the jobs grownups do by reading some stories, playing some games, and making some crafts for jobs like mail carriers, doctors, and more! 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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: Ghostbusters (1984)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! We will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Meet the Author of Swirling Currents, Sandy Macfarlane
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

book coverWhales closer to demise; sharks chasing seals chasing fish; turtles stranding; fisheries reeling; shellfish aquaculture expanding; Gulf of Maine heating rapidly and Gulf Stream slowing down - all in the context of dynamic coastal change. Sandy Macfarlane probes the stories behind the headlines in an engaging narrative of personal stories and scientific investigation that entertains as well as informs. Swirling Currents: Controversy, Compromise and Dynamic Coastal Change navigates “managing coastal environments and social pressures of today with historical perspectives of the past and the needs of the future” (Dr. Judith McDowell, Woods Hole Sea Grant Director, Emeritus).

Sandy Macfarlane’s curiosity about all things marine, begun in youth, continues. Aided by forty years of hands-on experience in resource evaluation, policy and management and decades of recreational rowing in her 14-foot Cape Dory she learned about the biological and physical world around her. In the process, she also gained insight into the social, political and economic landscape of coastal communities. Swirling Currents is her third book. 

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: Sandy Macfarlane    7819368773    sandymac@capecod.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Scary Stories @North Quincy for ages 6 and older
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Prepare to be Scared!  With Halloween almost here, on Tuesday October 30th at 7:00 pm children's librarian Cathy deVeer will do her best to give you nightmares.  Can you tell which stories are real?  For ages 6 and up.

These really are very scary stories, parents with younger children are urged to attend the Saturday Storytime on October 27th for a less scary program for children ages 2-5

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Matinee @North Quincy: Ant-Man and the Wasp
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a vast improvement on “Ant-Man” (2015) — and one of the most entertaining releases from Marvel Studios.--Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Directed by Peyton Reed. Starring Abby Ryder Fortson, Bobby Cannavale, David Dastmalchian, Evangeline Lilly, Hannah John-Kamen, Joshua Mikel, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, Marcella Bragio, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Perla Middleton, Randall Park, T.I., Vanessa Ross, and Walton Goggins. Theatrically released in 2018. 118 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: Halloween Party
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens stop by for some trick-or-treating at our 3rd annual Halloween party on October 31st at 3 p.m.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 1, 2018
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Matinee Film: Sorry to Bother You
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillIn an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.

Oakland-based rapper Boots Riley scores a knockout debut as a director with Sorry to Bother You, a no-mercy satire that gets up in your face, breaks all the rules – and then invents new rules so it can break them too.--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Directed by Boots Riley. Starring Armie Hammer, Danny Glover, David Cross, Jermaine Fowler, Kate Berlant, Lakeith Stanfield, Marcella Bragio, Michael X. Sommers, Omari Hardwick, Patton Oswalt, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, and Tessa Thompson. Theatrically released in 2018. 111 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: 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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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: Sorry to Bother You
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillIn an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.

Oakland-based rapper Boots Riley scores a knockout debut as a director with Sorry to Bother You, a no-mercy satire that gets up in your face, breaks all the rules – and then invents new rules so it can break them too.--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Directed by Boots Riley. Starring Armie Hammer, Danny Glover, David Cross, Jermaine Fowler, Kate Berlant, Lakeith Stanfield, Marcella Bragio, Michael X. Sommers, Omari Hardwick, Patton Oswalt, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, and Tessa Thompson. Theatrically released in 2018. 111 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 November 2, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Pathways to Wellbeing Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

health wellness logoEveryone is invited to join us on the first Friday of the month for a guided review of resources available in the Quincy area this month and an inspiring conversation with a local service provider about something in their area of expertise. Our guest speaker might be a peer counselor talking about the recovery process, a community housing advocate with experience navigating the various housing options, or someone invited after a community suggestion. Watch this space for details.

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 November 3, 2018
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane 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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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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Sunday November 4, 2018
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Fall Performances @the Crane: Pooja Tiwari
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2018 Fall Concert photosPooja Tiwari and her dance company will present traditional Kathak pieces that Ms. Tiwari first learned in India. She has called Quincy home since 2009 and was born and raised in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (the Marble City), in India. Dancing since she was six years old Ms. Tiwari has performed at ETV, All India Radio events, TV shows, and at various local dance events in India as well as dance events around Massachusetts. A finalist in the Mrs India New England 2016 beauty Pageant, she has judged several dance competitions and trained and choreographed dance sequences for students to perform at school and college events. Watch this video from another performance.

Celebrate the season with glorious music and dance at our second annual Fall Peformance Series @the Crane. Learn more, watch videos, and remember past concerts here. Here's the entire season's lineup:

  • October 14: Hiroya Tsukamoto, solo guitar
  • October 21: Vanessa Holroyd, flute duets
  • October 28: Dances by Isadora, contemporary dance
  • November 4: Pooja Tiwari, Indian dance

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday November 5, 2018
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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 4.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday November 6, 2018
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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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Teen Time @ North Quincy: Be a Voter
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens are invited to join us on Election Day to decorate postcards and tell us why it's important to be a voter.

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: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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: All the President’s Men
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday November 7, 2018
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SORB Workshop
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Training for attorneys handling cases before SORB

CONTACT: Rob Ploski    6179105827    rploski@publiccounsel.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee @North Quincy: Sorry to Bother You
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.

Oakland-based rapper Boots Riley scores a knockout debut as a director with Sorry to Bother You, a no-mercy satire that gets up in your face, breaks all the rules – and then invents new rules so it can break them too.--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Directed by Boots Riley. Starring Armie Hammer, Danny Glover, David Cross, Jermaine Fowler, Kate Berlant, Lakeith Stanfield, Marcella Bragio, Michael X. Sommers, Omari Hardwick, Patton Oswalt, Steven Yeun, Terry Crews, and Tessa Thompson. Theatrically released in 2018. 111 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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Fall Into Poetry Community Reading
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Join us for a Community Poetry Reading to celebrate the season by reading a poem by a favorite poet or your own poem. Hear local poets read their poems.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 8, 2018
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Matinee Film: BlacKkKlansman
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillIt’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.

BlacKkKlansman is both hilarious and exquisitely direct, and had it been made before November 2016, you might call Lee’s approach a little alarmist. But if anything, he’s restrained. This is an angry film as well as a hugely entertaining one, and Lee has complete control over its shifting tone, minute by minute.--Stephanie Zacharek, Time

Directed by Spike Lee. Starring Adam Driver, Alec Baldwin, Arthur J. Nascarella, Ashlie Atkinson, Brian Tarantina, Corey Hawkins, Harry Belafonte, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Jasper Pääkkönen, John David Washington, Ken Garito, Laura Harrier, Michael Buscemi, Paul Walter Hauser, Robert John Burke, Ryan Eggold, and Topher Grace. Theatrically released in 2018. 135 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: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come voice join us every 2 & 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 and share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack 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: BlacKkKlansman
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillIt’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.

BlacKkKlansman is both hilarious and exquisitely direct, and had it been made before November 2016, you might call Lee’s approach a little alarmist. But if anything, he’s restrained. This is an angry film as well as a hugely entertaining one, and Lee has complete control over its shifting tone, minute by minute.--Stephanie Zacharek, Time

Directed by Spike Lee. Starring Adam Driver, Alec Baldwin, Arthur J. Nascarella, Ashlie Atkinson, Brian Tarantina, Corey Hawkins, Harry Belafonte, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Jasper Pääkkönen, John David Washington, Ken Garito, Laura Harrier, Michael Buscemi, Paul Walter Hauser, Robert John Burke, Ryan Eggold, and Topher Grace. Theatrically released in 2018. 135 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 November 9, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday November 10, 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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Monday November 12, 2018
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Closed for Veterans Day
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Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This 45 minute program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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: Love, Simon
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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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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Honoring Veterans: 21 Years - A Folded Flag
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

21 Years a folded flag. Photo of a boy looking at a photo of his fatherRichard Fitts Jr., a Gold Star Son from Abington MA, lost his Green Beret father, Richard Fitts Sr, in Laos, in 1968, on a secret mission when he was just 2 years old. It took years to have him confirmed Killed in Action, and even longer to have closure, and see him laid to rest. Together with Quincy documentary film maker Rudy Childs Richard Jr. tells the story of seaching for his father, his service, and the mission that killed him, in an effort to get to the know his namesake, and document his family's legacy. 

More than a Gold Star family story, and more than a military story, this is a story that will resonate with everyone who has ever tried to get to know their own father, anyone trying to find out about themselves and their origins. Watch a trailer.

Richard Fitts Jr. and Rudy Childs will be in attendance for this special showing to answer questions and talk about this story and the making of the film.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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 November 14, 2018
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Matinee @North Quincy: BlacKkKlansman
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIt’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.

BlacKkKlansman is both hilarious and exquisitely direct, and had it been made before November 2016, you might call Lee’s approach a little alarmist. But if anything, he’s restrained. This is an angry film as well as a hugely entertaining one, and Lee has complete control over its shifting tone, minute by minute.--Stephanie Zacharek, Time

Directed by Spike Lee. Starring Adam Driver, Alec Baldwin, Arthur J. Nascarella, Ashlie Atkinson, Brian Tarantina, Corey Hawkins, Harry Belafonte, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Jasper Pääkkönen, John David Washington, Ken Garito, Laura Harrier, Michael Buscemi, Paul Walter Hauser, Robert John Burke, Ryan Eggold, and Topher Grace. Theatrically released in 2018. 135 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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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The fall we'll be reading about Folktales from around the world

No registration is required for this program.

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

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 15, 2018
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Matinee Film: Surviving Picasso
1:00 PM - 3:00 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, Surviving Picasso is a cinematic portrayal of Francoise Gilot's (McElhone) relationship with Picasso (Hopkins).

Freed from the slavishness of most authorized biography, the film makers try bold strokes.--Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Directed by James Ivory. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Natascha McElhone. Theatrically released in 1996. 125 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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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: Surviving Picasso
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, Surviving Picasso is a cinematic portrayal of Francoise Gilot's (McElhone) relationship with Picasso (Hopkins).

Freed from the slavishness of most authorized biography, the film makers try bold strokes.--Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Directed by James Ivory. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Natascha McElhone. Theatrically released in 1996. 125 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 November 16, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

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

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 To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

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 November 17, 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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Monday November 19, 2018
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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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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Book Club
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillDiane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey," catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.

In an industry that defines “mature audiences” as anyone old enough to vote, a movie centered entirely on women over 65 — a sex comedy, no less — feels like some kind of small Hollywood miracle.--Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

Directed by Bill Holderman. Starring Alicia Silverstone, Andy Garcia, Candice Bergen, Craig T. Nelson, Diane Keaton, Don Johnson, Ed Begley Jr., Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen, and Richard Dreyfuss. Theatrically released in 2018. 104 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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Cooking With Books: Turkey Recipes
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

tom turkeyWhat'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 turkey recipes.

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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Viruses, Vaccines, and Public Health
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

influenza A modelFlu season is just around the corner. New viral diseases are being discovered on a regular basis. How can you be safe? There is lots of talk about vaccines and whether or not they are a good idea. Come hear from a microbiologist who specializes in flu and herpesvirus research and get your questions answered!

Marta M. Gaglia, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: November 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. 

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Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This 45 minute program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

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

Join us on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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: Mama Mia: Here We Go Again
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 November 21, 2018
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Matinee @North Quincy: Surviving Picasso
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, Surviving Picasso is a cinematic portrayal of Francoise Gilot's (McElhone) relationship with Picasso (Hopkins).

Freed from the slavishness of most authorized biography, the film makers try bold strokes.--Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Directed by James Ivory. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Natascha McElhone. Theatrically released in 1996. 125 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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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 November 22, 2018
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Closed for Thanksgiving
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Friday November 23, 2018
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Saturday November 24, 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.

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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Monday November 26, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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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 November 27, 2018
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This 45 minute program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

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

Join us on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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: A Quiet Place
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday November 28, 2018
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The fall we'll be reading about Folktales from around the world

No registration is required for this program.

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

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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TCPL Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 29, 2018
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come voice join us every 2 & 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 and share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack 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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Friday November 30, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday December 1, 2018
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane 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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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 December 3, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday December 4, 2018
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This 45 minute program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

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

Join us on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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 December 5, 2018
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15th Annual Quincy Community Development Symposium
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

All are invited to join us as we work together building stronger communities through inclusion of persons with diverse-abilities.

CONTACT: Melissa (Horr) Pond    617-376-1053    mhorr@quincyma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The fall we'll be reading about Folktales from around the world

No registration is required for this program.

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

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday December 6, 2018
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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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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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Friday December 7, 2018
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday December 8, 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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Monday December 10, 2018
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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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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Home Buyer Workshop
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Everyone is invted to this free workshop presented by the Asian Real Estate Association of America. You will learn:

  • How to budget for a home,
  • Whether is is more suitable to buy or to rent,  
  • The steps to get a preapproved loan,
  • How to compare mortgage products to suit your financial situation,
  • How to shop around for the best home for you,
  • All the steps between an accepted offer and the closing.  

The Asian Real Estate Association of America's mission is to promote home ownership in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Everyone is welcome.

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: Bonnie Lai    617-309-7093    bonnielai.remax@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Cooking With Books: Casseroles
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

broccoli casseroleWhat'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 casseroles.

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 December 11, 2018
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This 45 minute program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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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Go Places @your Library: Traditional Chinese Culture
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

traditional Chinese costume photographCome learn about traditonal Chinese Culture. In partnership with the Falun Dafa Society of New England we are excited to bring a Chinese tea ceremony, a demonstration of Chinese calligraphy, traditional costumes from the Han and Tang Dynasties, and an illustrated presentation on the essence of traditional Chinese culture.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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 December 12, 2018
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The fall we'll be reading about Folktales from around the world

No registration is required for this program.

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

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday December 13, 2018
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come voice join us every 2 & 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 and share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack 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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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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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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Monday December 17, 2018
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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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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 December 19, 2018
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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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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

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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Monday December 31, 2018
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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Tuesday January 1, 2019
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Closed for New Year's Day
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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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Saturday January 5, 2019
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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 January 8, 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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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 January 10, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come voice join us every 2 & 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 and share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack 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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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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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 January 15, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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 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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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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Closed for MLK Day
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Tuesday January 22, 2019
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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 January 23, 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 January 24, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come voice join us every 2 & 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 and share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack 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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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Unplugged logo

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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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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Saturday February 2, 2019
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

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

Join us on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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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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
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 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 voice join us every 2 & 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 and share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack will be provided.

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

Join us on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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 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

Quincy Unplugged logo

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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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 voice join us every 2 & 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 and share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack will be provided.

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
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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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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
Remind Me about this Event
 
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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 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)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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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 voice join us every 2 & 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 and share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack 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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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
Remind Me about this Event
 
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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

Quincy Unplugged logo

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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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 voice join us every 2 & 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 and share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack 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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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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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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Saturday April 6, 2019
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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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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 voice join us every 2 & 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 and share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack 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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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 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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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 voice join us every 2 & 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 and share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack 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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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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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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Saturday May 4, 2019
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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 9, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come voice join us every 2 & 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 and share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack 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
Remind Me about this Event
 
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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 - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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 voice join us every 2 & 4th Thursday from 3:30-4:40 and share ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack 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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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 on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month 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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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)
Remind Me about this Event
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
Remind Me about this Event
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
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday June 13, 2019
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
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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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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Monday October 14, 2019
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Closed for Columbus Day
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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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