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Saturday July 20, 2019
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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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Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Children, teens, and adults are invited to join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing!

Make an out-of-this-world craft, take a virtual moonwalk with our VR goggles, and join us for a showing of the actual moon landing!

Adults are welcome to join us in our makeshift studio as we record favorite memories and recollections of people who witnessed the moon landing. All recordings will become part of the renowned Story Corps, an American non-profit organization whose mission is to record, preserve, and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday July 21, 2019
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Main Library Open 9:00-5:00
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday July 22, 2019
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us on Monday afternoons for Children's Movie Matinees

July 1 - Ralph Breaks the Internet PG runtime 112 min

July 8 - Lego Movie 2 PG runtime 107 min

July 15 - Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse PG runtime 120 min

July 22 - Sherlock Gnomes PG runtime 86 min

July 29 - Freaky Friday (2018) TV-G runtime105 min

August 5 - How to Train Your Dragon - Hidden World PG runtime 110 min

August 12 - Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase PG runtime 89 min

August 19 - Wonder Park PG runtime 86 min

August 26 - Dumbo PG runtime 130 min

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy    617-376-1300 x8    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Story Craft for ages 2-5
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult, are invited to stop by the Main Library Children’s Room on Monday afternoons at 2:30 to hear a space story and do a space-themed craft.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Stargazing Journals
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and learn the constellations of the nighttime sky. Teens will also be able to create their own constellation book as a guide for future stargazing.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Renoir
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillOur monthly collaboration with the Quincy Art Association continues! Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir — son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste — returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son.

Wisely, director Gilles Bourdos keeps the pace slow, what with all the tensions beneath the surface: Oedipal conflict, career choices, even class struggle.--Village Voice

Directed by Gilles Bourdos. Genre: Drama. Theatrically released in 2013. 111 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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Tuesday July 23, 2019
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Storytime @Wollaston Tot Lot ages 2-5
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us at the Wollaston Beach Playground Park on the corner of Sachem Street (next to the Clam Box across from Wollaston Beach) each Tuesday in July for stories, songs, and more.

Stop by to hear a story or two and pick up a calendar listing all of the summer events. If it is raining, we will hold storytime at the Main Library on 40 Washington St.

Co-sponsored by Discover Quincy

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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Space Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the Adams Shore Branch on Tuesday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to do some crafting. Each week we will be creating a different space-themed craft. Be sure to drop in for some out of this world fun.

This program is for children up to age 8.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: Escape Room After Hours @ Wollaston
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Work together to solve the clues and break your way out. This after hours program is only open for teens, and snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Film @North Quincy: Serenity
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x8    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Discover Historic New England: Josiah Quincy Jr., American Spy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

photo of Josiah Quincy Jr.The Quincy family had a great impact on the birth of nation, producing three mayors of Boston, a president of Harvard, and so much more. Come learn about Josiah Quincy Jr.'s role in the American Revolution. A defense attorney for the British following the Boston Massacre (arguing against his older brother, Samuel as the prosecuting attorney), Josiah later helped establish inter-colonial Committees of Correspondence, which lay the groundwork for the meeting of the First Continental Congress. He died on a return visit from a mission to Great Britain to retrieve information to assist the colonies. Come to the program to learn more about his fascinating but brief life from Janet Uhlar, an author of two historical accounts of the American Revolution and a work of fiction based on her research about Whitey Bulger.

An accompanying walking tour of the Josiah Quincy House and surrounding neighborhood will take place on Saturday, July 27.

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Park Department Environmental Treasures Program

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday July 24, 2019
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LEGO Challenge @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you up for the LEGO Challenge? Each week, beginning July 10, we will have a new challenge to tackle and plenty of LEGO to do it! Come in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. and check out the challenge for the week. Can you build a vehicle using only one color of brick? How tall a tower can you make? Can you work with someone else to build a city? Join us and see what you can build every Wednesday this summer!

CONTACT: Wollaston    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee @North Quincy: Renoir
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillOur monthly collaboration with the Quincy Art Association continues! Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir — son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste — returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son.

Wisely, director Gilles Bourdos keeps the pace slow, what with all the tensions beneath the surface: Oedipal conflict, career choices, even class struggle.--Village Voice

Directed by Gilles Bourdos. Genre: Drama. Theatrically released in 2013. 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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Space Cookies @Adams shore for ages 5+ REGISTRATION REQUIRED
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Have some delicious, spacey fun as we gather together to decorate star- and planet-shaped cookies.

This program is for children ages 5 and older. (Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.)

Registration is required and is limited to Quincy residents. Registration begins Monday, July 1 at 9:00 a.m. online at thomascranelibrary.org, by phone at 617-376-1300 x7 or in person at the Adams Shore Branch Library beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Join us for a summer-long series of pajama storytimes designed especially for children aged 2-5 and their parents. Join us for 45 minutes of interactive stories, songs, and rhymes. This program is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen, and talk with each other.

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

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday July 25, 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 617-376-1300 x5 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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Cardboard Colony @Wollaston ages 3+
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the Wollaston Branch Library any time during the day to help us build a Mars colony all out of cardboard and other odds and ends. We'll have plenty of craft materials available for you to add on to the colony as you work with other kids and parents to make the biggest and best colony we've ever seen! This project will take up most of the floor in the children's section, and collaboration is encouraged!

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: Fast Color
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman who has supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers are discovered. With nowhere else to go, she flees back to her family and the farmhouse she abandoned long ago. There, while being pursued by the local sheriff, she begins to mend the broken relationships with her mother and daughter and learns that the power she needed was inside her all along.

"Fast Color is a superhero movie unlike any that I’ve seen from a major studio, in that the characters seem to have their feet on the actual ground rather than on a set. Hart’s direction emphasizes the physical immediacy of the drama—the effort that it requires and the danger that it entails."--The New Yorker

Directed by Julia Hart. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint. Theatrically released in 2018. 100 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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Snaps Circuits for ages 8+
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Children ages 8 and older are invited to join us on Thursday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. to experiment with Snap Circuits and Circuit Maze. Challenge yourself to create a variety of electrical circuits from simple to complex.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Liberated Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop into the North Quincy Branch on Thursday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. for crafting without borders. Each week will feature a specific type of craft project, from animal visors to bookmarks, but your child can also use the materials to create something completely new. This program is for children up to age 8.

July 11 - Animal Visors

July 18 - Paper Plate Wreaths

July 25 - Fans/Stick Puppets

August 1 - Door Hangers

August 8 - Paper Bag Puppets

August 15 - Masks

August 22 - Bookmarks

August 29 - Miscellaneous Grab Bag

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Summer Concerts On the Lawn: The Beantown Buckaroos
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Pack a picnic dinner, grab lawn chairs or a blanket, don't forget the bug spray, and come enjoy some wonderful outside music on our lawn in our annual summer concert series happening every Thursday from July 11 through August 1 at 7:00 p.m.. If the weather does not cooperate we will hold the concerts inside.

Learn more about each of these artists on our concerts page.

All of these wonderful concerts are made possible by the fabulous support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday July 26, 2019
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two. No registration is required; when the 10:30 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 11:00 session. Thank you for your cooperation; we really think two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 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 10:30 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 11:00 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Family Board Game Afternoon ages 3+
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

You might know Monopoly, Trouble, Sorry, and more, but have you played Topiary, Potion Explosion, or Suspend? We'll have these games and more available to play in the Children's Room during this afternoon of board game fun. We'll have games for all ages, from preschoolers up to middle schoolers and adults, so come take a look and learn a new game to play with your family and friends!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday July 27, 2019
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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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Quincy Environmental Fair
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Happening on the lawn of the library.

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Climate Action Network. Watch this space for details.

Rain date: Saturday, August 3

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Josiah Quincy Walking Tour
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Quincy HouseDiscover Historic New England: Summer with the Josiah Quincys

In conjunciton with the Discover Historic New England program on Tuesday, July 23, join Sally Owen and Patti Williams on a walking tour of the Wollaston neighborhood surrounding the  Quincy House. Using historic documents, maps, illustrations, and photographs, the walk will reconstruct the historic landscape to the period when four generations of Quincys occupied hundreds of acres. The tour will depart from Quincy House (20 Muirhead Street, Quincy).   An optional tour of Quincy House (1770) will follow the walk.

Rain date: Sunday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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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.

In July, August and the begining of September there will be limited sessions. We hope you will join us on the following dates:

  • July 13 & 27
  • August 3 & 17
  • Weekly workshops will resume on Saturday, September 14

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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday July 29, 2019
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us on Monday afternoons for Children's Movie Matinees

July 1 - Ralph Breaks the Internet PG runtime 112 min

July 8 - Lego Movie 2 PG runtime 107 min

July 15 - Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse PG runtime 120 min

July 22 - Sherlock Gnomes PG runtime 86 min

July 29 - Freaky Friday (2018) TV-G runtime105 min

August 5 - How to Train Your Dragon - Hidden World PG runtime 110 min

August 12 -Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase  PG runtime 89 min

August 19 - Wonder Park PG runtime 86 min

August 26 - Dumbo PG runtime 130 min

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy    617-376-1300 x8    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Story Craft for ages 2-5
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children ages 2-5, accompanied by an asdult are invited to stop by the Main Library Children’s Room on Monday afternoons at 2:30 to hear a space story and do a space themed craft.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Fast Color
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman who has supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers are discovered. With nowhere else to go, she flees back to her family and the farmhouse she abandoned long ago. There, while being pursued by the local sheriff, she begins to mend the broken relationships with her mother and daughter and learns that the power she needed was inside her all along.

"Fast Color is a superhero movie unlike any that I’ve seen from a major studio, in that the characters seem to have their feet on the actual ground rather than on a set. Hart’s direction emphasizes the physical immediacy of the drama—the effort that it requires and the danger that it entails."--The New Yorker

Directed by Julia Hart. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint. Theatrically released in 2018. 100 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 30, 2019
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Storytime @Wollaston Tot Lot ages 2-5
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us at the Wollaston Beach Playground Park on the corner of Sachem St. next to the Clam Box across from Wollaston Beach each Tuesday in July for stories, songs and more.

Stop by to hear a story or two and pick up a calendar listing all of the summer events.  If it is raining we will hold storytime at the Main Library on 40 Washington St.

Cosponsored by Discover Quincy

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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Space Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the Adams Shore Branch on Tuesday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to do some crafting. Each week we will be creating a different space themed craft. Be sure to drop in for some out of this world fun.

This program is for children up to age 8

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Film @North Quincy: First Man
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x8    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday July 31, 2019
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LEGO Challenge @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you up for the LEGO Challenge? Each week, beginning July 10th  we will have a new challenge to tackle and plenty of LEGO to do it! Come in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 and check out the challenge for the week. Can you build a vehicle using only one color of brick? How tall a tower can you make? Can you work with someone else to build a city? Join us and see what you can build every Wednesday this summer!

CONTACT: Wollaston    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee @North Quincy: Fast Color
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman who has supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers are discovered. With nowhere else to go, she flees back to her family and the farmhouse she abandoned long ago. There, while being pursued by the local sheriff, she begins to mend the broken relationships with her mother and daughter and learns that the power she needed was inside her all along.

"Fast Color is a superhero movie unlike any that I’ve seen from a major studio, in that the characters seem to have their feet on the actual ground rather than on a set. Hart’s direction emphasizes the physical immediacy of the drama—the effort that it requires and the danger that it entails."--The New Yorker

Directed by Julia Hart. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint. Theatrically released in 2018. 100 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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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Join us for a summer-long series of pajama storytimes designed especially for children aged 2-5 and their parents. Join us for 45 minutes of interactive stories, songs, and rhymes. This program is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen, and talk with each other.

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

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 1, 2019
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Registration for August Children's Programs
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Register for Galaxy Slime for ages 6-12 on Thursday, August 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Register for Food Lab Science: Ice Cream for ages 6-12 on Wednesday, August 14 at 2:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Long Shot
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillWhen Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamourous lifestyle in the limelight. Sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen transform Long Shot's familiar rom-com story into a memorable and funny movie.--David Griffin, IGN

Directed by Jonathan Levine. Genre: Romantic Comedy. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Andy Serkis, Aviva Mongillo, Bob Odenkirk, Boyz II Men, Charlize Theron, Chris Cavener, Gabrielle Graham, Hamza Haq, James Hicks, James Saito, Julien Boissaud, June Diane Raphael, Kara Raposo, Nathaly Thibault, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Randall Park, Ravi Patel, Seth Rogen, Tristan D. Lalla, and Xiao Sun. Theatrically released in 2019. 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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Liberated Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop into the North Quincy Branch on Thursday afternoons between 2 and 4 p.m. for crafting without borders. Each week will feature a specific type of craft project, from animal visors to bookmarks, but your child can also use the materials to create something completely new. This program is for children up to age 8.

July 11 - Animal Visors

July 18 - Paper Plate Wreaths

July 25 - Fans/Stick Puppets

August 1 - Door Hangers

August 8 - Paper Bag Puppets

August 15 - Masks

August 22 - Bookmarks

August 29 - Miscellaneous Grab Bag

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Summer Concerts On the Lawn: Crowes Pasture
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Pack a picnic dinner, grab lawn chairs or a blanket, don't forget the bug spray, and come enjoy some wonderful outside music on our lawn in our annual summer concert series happening every Thursday from July 11 through August 1 at 7:00 p.m.. If the weather does not cooperate we will hold the concerts inside.

Learn more about each of these artists on our concerts page.

All of these wonderful concerts are made possible by the fabulous support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 2, 2019
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Esther Day Celebration for all ages
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Esther Earl, a local Quincy resident, passed away from cancer in 2010. Her moving story This Star Won't Go Out inspired millions of readers. We will be celebrating her birthday with fun outdoor activities: games, music, and more.

In case of inclement weather, we will move indoors and play games there.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Pathways to Wellbeing Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Co-sponsored by Eliot Community Human Services

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 3, 2019
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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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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
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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.

In July, August and the begining of September there will be limited sessions. We hope you will join us on the following dates:

  • July 13 & 27
  • August 3 & 17
  • Weekly workshops will resume on Saturday, September 14

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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday August 5, 2019
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us on Monday afternoons for Children's Movie Matinees:

July 1 - Ralph Breaks the Internet PG runtime 112 min

July 8 - Lego Movie 2 PG runtime 107 min

July 15 - Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse PG runtime 120 min

July 22 - Sherlock Gnomes PG runtime 86 min

July 29 - Freaky Friday (2018) TV-G runtime 105 min

August 5 - How to Train Your Dragon - Hidden World PG runtime 110 min

August 12 - Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase  PG runtime 89 min

August 19 - Wonder Park PG runtime 86 min

August 26 - Dumbo PG runtime 130 min

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy    617-376-1300 x8    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Story Craft for ages 2-5
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult, are invited to stop by the Main Library Children’s Room on Monday afternoons at 2:30 to hear a space story and do a space-themed craft.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Long Shot
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillWhen Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamourous lifestyle in the limelight. Sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen transform Long Shot's familiar rom-com story into a memorable and funny movie.--David Griffin, IGN

Directed by Jonathan Levine. Genre: Romantic Comedy. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Andy Serkis, Aviva Mongillo, Bob Odenkirk, Boyz II Men, Charlize Theron, Chris Cavener, Gabrielle Graham, Hamza Haq, James Hicks, James Saito, Julien Boissaud, June Diane Raphael, Kara Raposo, Nathaly Thibault, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Randall Park, Ravi Patel, Seth Rogen, Tristan D. Lalla, and Xiao Sun. Theatrically released in 2019. 125 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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Craft and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by for some social crafting time and conversation. Bring along your current handwork project, knitting, crochet, beading, quilting, weaving - whatever you would like to work on while we chat. We'll be gathering at the table near the DVDs on the first floor at the Main Library.

 

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Girl Scouts Daisy Troop Meeting Sampler
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

girlscouts logoCALLING ALL INCOMING K/1 GIRLS in QUINCY!
Join us for a sample troop meeting to see what Girl Scouts is all about!

First, we'll run through an abbreviated troop meeting, then cover troop logistics, registration, parent involvement, and more! Come experience the fun first-hand!

*PLUS: All girls who attend will earn their first Patch when they join!


Can't make it but want more information about troops in Quincy? Head to www.gsema.org/moreinfo 

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: Christine Candler    617-352-0141    ccandler@gsema.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 6, 2019
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Alchemy Laboratory with Ed the Wizard for ages 5+
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Alchemy class is about to begin! Magical secrets are about to be shared! Enter the Alchemy Laboratory of Ed the Wizard. Watch, volunteer, and learn as we perform vanishes, transfigurations, and other feats of magic with everyday items found at home!

Using three of the four classical Greek elements, Earth, Wind, Water, (sorry, no Fire), learn how to change the properties of water, look though solid objects, and defy gravity. 

Learn about alchemy, scientific principles, and the physical world at this magical science program.

This program is for children ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by The Quincy Arts Council


 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1300 x8    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Space Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the Adams Shore Branch on Tuesday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. to do some crafting. Each week we will be creating a different space-themed craft. Be sure to drop in for some out of this world fun.

This program is for children up to age 8.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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NQ Teen Time: Terrariums
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Make your own tiny garden in a jar! Terrariums are a fun way to channel your creativity with plants, paints, action figures -- basically whatever you can think of! Get inspired and bring a bit of green and whimsy home.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x8    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday August 7, 2019
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LEGO Challenge @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you up for the LEGO Challenge? Each week, beginning July 10, we will have a new challenge to tackle and plenty of LEGO to do it! Come in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. and check out the challenge for the week. Can you build a vehicle using only one color of brick? How tall a tower can you make? Can you work with someone else to build a city? Join us and see what you can build every Wednesday this summer!

CONTACT: Wollaston    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Time: Clue - Library Edition
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Take a stab at our life-size Clue game! This board game classic comes to life in our interactive version. Whether its Colonel Mustard in the hall with the rope of Miss Peacock in the library with the candlestick, you will have a killer good time.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee @North Quincy: Long Shot
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillWhen Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamourous lifestyle in the limelight. Sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen transform Long Shot's familiar rom-com story into a memorable and funny movie.--David Griffin, IGN

Directed by Jonathan Levine. Genre: Romantic Comedy. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Andy Serkis, Aviva Mongillo, Bob Odenkirk, Boyz II Men, Charlize Theron, Chris Cavener, Gabrielle Graham, Hamza Haq, James Hicks, James Saito, Julien Boissaud, June Diane Raphael, Kara Raposo, Nathaly Thibault, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Randall Park, Ravi Patel, Seth Rogen, Tristan D. Lalla, and Xiao Sun. Theatrically released in 2019. 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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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Join us for a summer-long series of pajama storytimes designed especially for children aged 2-5 and their parents. Join us for 45 minutes of interactive stories, songs, and rhymes. This program is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen, and talk with each other.

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

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 8, 2019
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Galaxy Slime Workshop for ages 6-12 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Ready to make some slime that's out of this world? Join us for a slime-tastic science program as we make galaxy slime! This is a messy program, so please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy.

Registration is required and is limited to Quincy residents. Registration begins Thursday, August 1 at 9:00 a.m. online at thomascranelibrary.org, by phone at 617-376-1300 ext.4 or in person in the Main Library Children’s Room.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: The Public
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillIn The Public, an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often act as "de-facto social workers" and care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening inside the building.

The film is often entertaining, with some nice touches and compelling moments. --Nell Minow, RogerEbert.com

Directed by Emilio Estevez. Genre: Drama. Starring Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Derek Polen, Emilio Estevez, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, John Newsom, Ki Hong Lee, Michael Kenneth Williams, Richard T. Jones, Spencer Garrett, Susanna Thompson, and Taylor Schilling. Theatrically released in 2019. 119 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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Liberated Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop into the North Quincy Branch on Thursday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. for crafting without borders. Each week will feature a specific type of craft project, from animal visors to bookmarks, but your child can also use the materials to create something completely new. This program is for children up to age 8.

July 11 - Animal Visors

July 18 - Paper Plate Wreaths

July 25 - Fans/Stick puppets

August 1 - Door Hangers

August 8 - Paper Bag Puppets

August 15 - Masks

August 22 - Bookmarks

August 29 - Miscellaneous Grab Bag

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

movie stillIn The Public, an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often act as "de-facto social workers" and care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening inside the building.

The film is often entertaining, with some nice touches and compelling moments. --Nell Minow, RogerEbert.com

Directed by Emilio Estevez. Genre: Drama. Starring Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Derek Polen, Emilio Estevez, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, John Newsom, Ki Hong Lee, Michael Kenneth Williams, Richard T. Jones, Spencer Garrett, Susanna Thompson, and Taylor Schilling. Theatrically released in 2019. 119 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

This month, we’ll be discussing Hilo: the Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick.

OOM! CLANG! CRASH! D.J. and Gina are totally ordinary kids. But Hilo isn't!  Hilo just fell out of the sky and doesn’t know where he came from, or what he’s doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a BAD idea!) . . . But UH-OH, what if Hilo wasn’t the only thing to fall to our planet? Can the trio unlock the secrets of Hilo's past? Can Hilo SURVIVE a day at school?

Pick up a copy of Hilo: the Boy Who Crashed to Earth at the Main Library children’s desk to read before our meeting.

Second graders who will be entering 3rd grade in September 2019 are welcome to join the Night Owls Book Club this summer. We can't wait to meet you!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 9, 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 Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa.

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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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 10:30 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 11:00 session. Thank you for your cooperation; we really think two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
11:00 AM - 11:30 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 10:30 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 11:00 session. Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: T-Shirts with DIY Stencils
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bring your own plain t-shirt to the library today, and transform it into your new favorite piece of clothing! Make your own stencil to design a t-shirt that expresses your creativity and is exclusive to YOU.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 10, 2019
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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 August 12, 2019
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us on Monday afternoons for Children's Movie Matinees:

July 1 - Ralph Breaks the Internet PG runtime 112 min

July 8 - Lego Movie 2 PG runtime 107 min

July 15 - Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse PG runtime 120 min

July 22 - Sherlock Gnomes PG runtime 86 min

July 29 - Freaky Friday (2018) TV-G runtime 105 min

August 5 - How to Train Your Dragon - Hidden World PG runtime 110 min

August 12 - Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase  PG runtime 89 min

August 19 - Wonder Park PG runtime 86 min

August 26 - Dumbo PG runtime 130 min

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy    617-376-1300 x8    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Story Craft for ages 2-5
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult, are invited to stop by the Main Library Children’s Room on Monday afternoons at 2:30 to hear a space story and do a space-themed craft.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: The Public
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillIn The Public, an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often act as "de-facto social workers" and care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening inside the building.

The film is often entertaining, with some nice touches and compelling moments. --Nell Minow, RogerEbert.com

Directed by Emilio Estevez. Genre: Drama. Starring Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Derek Polen, Emilio Estevez, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, John Newsom, Ki Hong Lee, Michael Kenneth Williams, Richard T. Jones, Spencer Garrett, Susanna Thompson, and Taylor Schilling. Theatrically released in 2019. 119 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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Chickadees Book Club for grades 2 and 3
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This is a book group for children who have completed grades 2 and 3.

This month we will be reading Flat Stanley in Space by Jeff Brown.

The President of the United States has chosen Stanley Lambchop and his family to become the first humans to fly in the Star Scout, a new top-secret spaceship.

Stanley's most exciting adventure is about to begin. He'll meet the Queen of England, have a birthday party in outer space, and save a whole planet of aliens from danger.

Interested in joining the group? Stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a copy of the book and speak to Mrs. Miller about the program.


 
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Paint Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Using a faux canvas, work on recreating the nighttime sky.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: August Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

CONTACT: Eileen    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
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Tuesday August 13, 2019
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Mad Science Space Travel @Adams Shore for ages 4+
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Launch into an investigation of propulsion systems. Use the compressed air inside balloons to create thrust. We will race balloon rockets and be challenged to design a balloon-powered rocket car. 

Experimenting with the fast-moving air produced by spinning propellers, you will build a unique space copter to take home. 

For our grand finale, we will witness a thrilling model rocket launch, and learn the meticulous preparations necessary to send up a rocket!

This program is for children ages 4 and older accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Quincy Arts Council


 
CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Space Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the Adams Shore Branch on Tuesday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. to do some crafting. Each week we will be creating a different space-themed craft. Be sure to drop in for some out of this world fun.

This program is for children up to age 8.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Film @North Quincy: Shazam
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x8    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min's mother insists that none of them use any fox magic, such as charm or shape shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She's counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds. When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name.

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee is a sci-fi adventure combined with Korean mythology that will transport you to a world far beyond your imagination.

Copies of the book will be available for pick up in the Main Library Children's Room beginning July 11, to be read before the group meets. Fourth graders who will be entering 5th grade in September 2019 are welcome to join the Phoenix Book Club this summer. We can't wait to meet you!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 14, 2019
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LEGO Challenge @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you up for the LEGO Challenge? Each week, beginning July 10, we will have a new challenge to tackle and plenty of LEGO to do it! Come in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. and check out the challenge for the week. Can you build a vehicle using only one color of brick? How tall a tower can you make? Can you work with someone else to build a city? Join us and see what you can build every Wednesday this summer!

CONTACT: Wollaston    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee @North Quincy: The Public
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn The Public, an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often act as "de-facto social workers" and care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening inside the building.

The film is often entertaining, with some nice touches and compelling moments. --Nell Minow, RogerEbert.com

Directed by Emilio Estevez. Genre: Drama. Starring Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Derek Polen, Emilio Estevez, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, John Newsom, Ki Hong Lee, Michael Kenneth Williams, Richard T. Jones, Spencer Garrett, Susanna Thompson, and Taylor Schilling. Theatrically released in 2019. 119 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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Food Lab Science: Ice Cream for ages 6-12 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to make your own ice cream? Well, with the power of science you can! Join us as we make our very own frozen treats for a hot summer day!

Registration is required and is limited to Quincy residents. Registration begins Thursday, August 1 at 9:00 a.m. online at thomascranelibrary.org, by phone at 617-376-1300 ext.4 or in person in the Main Library Children’s Room.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Nailed It! Lock In @Adams Shore
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Based on the hit Netflix show, you will try and recreate edible masterpieces. 

LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Join us for a summer-long series of pajama storytimes designed especially for children aged 2-5 and their parents. Join us for 45 minutes of interactive stories, songs, and rhymes. This program is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen, and talk with each other.

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

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 15, 2019
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston: Old Favorites and New Fun for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Bring your preschooler in to do some of our favorite science activities from the past year of Preschool Discovery and try out some new science you might have missed!

This program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: Marwencol
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillIn partnership with the Quincy Art Association, join us on the third Thursday of the month for another film about art and artists. On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was brutally attacked outside of a bar by five men. Revived by paramedics, Mark had suffered brain damage and physical injuries so severe even his own mother didn’t recognize him. After nine days in a coma and 40 days in the hospital, Mark was discharged with little memory of his previous life. Unable to afford therapy, Mark decided to create his own. In his backyard, he built Marwencol, a 1/6th scale World War II-era town that he populated with dolls representing his friends, family and even his attackers. After a few years, Mark started documenting his miniature dramas with his camera. Through Mark’s lens, these were no longer dolls – they were living, breathing characters in an epic WWII story full of violence, jealousy, longing and revenge. And he (or rather his alter ego, Captain Hogancamp) was the hero. When Mark’s stunningly realistic photos are discovered by an art magazine, and a prestigious gallery comes calling, his homemade therapy suddenly becomes “art,” forcing Mark to make a choice between the safety of his fictional town and the real world beyond it.

This moving documentary sidesteps the usual art-world debates over the authenticity and legitimacy of outsider work; instead director Jeff Malmberg simply immerses us in Hogancamp's world, just as Hogancamp immerses himself in the title town and its horrors.--J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

Directed by Jeff Malmberg. Genre: Documentary. Theatrically released in 2010. 83 Minutes; Not Rated.

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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Liberated Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop into the North Quincy Branch on Thursday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. for crafting without borders.  Each week will feature a specific type of craft project, from animal visors to bookmarks, but your child can also use the materials to create something completely new. This program is for children up to age 8.

July 11 - Animal Visors

July 18 - Paper Plate Wreaths

July 25 - Fans/Stick Puppets

August 1 - Door Hangers

August 8 - Paper Bag Puppets

August 15 - Masks

August 22 - Bookmarks

August 29 - Miscellaneous Grab Bag

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Galaxy Slime
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Step up your slime game with our galaxy slime recipe.

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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Stories Under the Stars for ages 3+
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for stories about stars and the night sky. Bring your flashlight and wear your PJs, if you want, for this special storytime in the dark.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film: Marwencol
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

movie stillIn partnership with the Quincy Art Association, join us on the third Thursday of the month for another film about art and artists. On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was brutally attacked outside of a bar by five men. Revived by paramedics, Mark had suffered brain damage and physical injuries so severe even his own mother didn’t recognize him. After nine days in a coma and 40 days in the hospital, Mark was discharged with little memory of his previous life. Unable to afford therapy, Mark decided to create his own. In his backyard, he built Marwencol, a 1/6th scale World War II-era town that he populated with dolls representing his friends, family and even his attackers. After a few years, Mark started documenting his miniature dramas with his camera. Through Mark’s lens, these were no longer dolls – they were living, breathing characters in an epic WWII story full of violence, jealousy, longing and revenge. And he (or rather his alter ego, Captain Hogancamp) was the hero. When Mark’s stunningly realistic photos are discovered by an art magazine, and a prestigious gallery comes calling, his homemade therapy suddenly becomes “art,” forcing Mark to make a choice between the safety of his fictional town and the real world beyond it.

This moving documentary sidesteps the usual art-world debates over the authenticity and legitimacy of outsider work; instead director Jeff Malmberg simply immerses us in Hogancamp's world, just as Hogancamp immerses himself in the title town and its horrors.--J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

Directed by Jeff Malmberg. Genre: Documentary. Theatrically released in 2010. 83 Minutes; Not Rated.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 16, 2019
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Fun in the Sun Storytime for ages 3-6
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Children's Librarians Amanda and June for a storytime full of beachy fun. Weather permitting, we'll do stories and activities out on the lawn outside the children's room, playing with beachballs, parachutes, and more.

If it rains, we'll just head indoors and make believe! Bring a beach towel to sit on whether we're indoors or out!

For children ages 3-6 accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 17, 2019
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

In July, August and the begining of September there will be limited sessions. We hope you will join us on the following dates:

  • July 13 & 27
  • August 3 & 17
  • Weekly workshops will resume on Saturday, September 14

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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday August 19, 2019
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us on Monday afternoons for Children's Movie Matinees

July 1 - Ralph Breaks the Internet PG runtime 112 min

July 8 - Lego Movie 2 PG runtime 107 min

July 15 - Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse PG runtime 120 min

July 22 - Sherlock Gnomes PG runtime 86 min

July 29 - Freaky Friday (2018) TV-G runtime105 min

August 5 - How to Train Your Dragon - Hidden World PG runtime 110 min

August 12 -Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase  PG runtime 89 min

August 19 - Wonder Park PG runtime 86 min

August 26 - Dumbo PG runtime 130 min

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy    617-376-1300 x8    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Story Craft for ages 2-5
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children ages 2-5, accompanied by an asdult are invited to stop by the Main Library Children’s Room on Monday afternoons at 2:30 to hear a space story and do a space themed craft.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Marwencol
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillIn partnership with the Quincy Art Association, join us for another film about art and artists. On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was brutally attacked outside of a bar by five men. Revived by paramedics, Mark had suffered brain damage and physical injuries so severe even his own mother didn’t recognize him. After nine days in a coma and 40 days in the hospital, Mark was discharged with little memory of his previous life. Unable to afford therapy, Mark decided to create his own. In his backyard, he built Marwencol, a 1/6th scale World War II-era town that he populated with dolls representing his friends, family and even his attackers. After a few years, Mark started documenting his miniature dramas with his camera. Through Mark’s lens, these were no longer dolls – they were living, breathing characters in an epic WWII story full of violence, jealousy, longing and revenge. And he (or rather his alter ego, Captain Hogancamp) was the hero. When Mark’s stunningly realistic photos are discovered by an art magazine, and a prestigious gallery comes calling, his homemade therapy suddenly becomes “art,” forcing Mark to make a choice between the safety of his fictional town and the real world beyond it.

This moving documentary sidesteps the usual art-world debates over the authenticity and legitimacy of outsider work; instead director Jeff Malmberg simply immerses us in Hogancamp's world, just as Hogancamp immerses himself in the title town and its horrors.--J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

Directed by Jeff Malmberg. Genre: Documentary. Theatrically released in 2010. 83 Minutes; Not Rated.

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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Make It So: The Science of Star Trek
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In 1964, a science fiction show premiered that would boldly go where no show had gone before, not only inspired by the science of the day but also encouraging generations of scientists to make their own discoveries. In this panel by self-professed "geek gal" Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe, she will talk about the real science that influenced the many versions of Star Trek and the scientific breakthroughs that Star Trek helped to later inspire. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Reference Department    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 20, 2019
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American Red Cross Quincy Community Blood Drive
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

American Red Cross Blood Services, missing the A, B, and OFill The Missing Types
Without A, B and O, we can't save anybody. Please help. We are facing an emergency shortage where we have less than a 3 day supply on hand for patients' life saving procedures, which makes it likely some will be delayed. You can help save a life! Never given before? Learn more here. You can register ahead of time, or just come by the library on the day of this drive. We thank you in advance for your help!

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: Tammy Ridder    781-812-5687    tammy.ridder@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Space Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the Adams Shore Branch on Tuesday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to do some crafting. Each week we will be creating a different space themed craft. Be sure to drop in for some out of this world fun.

This program is for children up to age 8

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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NQ Teen Time: T-Shirts with DIY Stencils
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring your own plain t-shirt to the library tonight, and transform it into your new favorite piece of clothing! Make your own stencil to design a t-shirt that expresses your creativity and is exclusive to YOU.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x8    
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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 21, 2019
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Final Day to Record for the Summer Reading Challenge
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Remember today if the FINAL DAY to record your summer reading missions or turn in your paper mission log. Everyone who has completed 10 missions will receive a medal at our end of summer medal ceremony on Friday, Aug. 30th

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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LEGO Challenge @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you up for the LEGO Challenge? Each week, beginning July 10th  we will have a new challenge to tackle and plenty of LEGO to do it! Come in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 and check out the challenge for the week. Can you build a vehicle using only one color of brick? How tall a tower can you make? Can you work with someone else to build a city? Join us and see what you can build every Wednesday this summer!

CONTACT: Wollaston    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee @North Quincy: Marwencol
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn partnership with the Quincy Art Association, join us for another film about art and artists. On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was brutally attacked outside of a bar by five men. Revived by paramedics, Mark had suffered brain damage and physical injuries so severe even his own mother didn’t recognize him. After nine days in a coma and 40 days in the hospital, Mark was discharged with little memory of his previous life. Unable to afford therapy, Mark decided to create his own. In his backyard, he built Marwencol, a 1/6th scale World War II-era town that he populated with dolls representing his friends, family and even his attackers. After a few years, Mark started documenting his miniature dramas with his camera. Through Mark’s lens, these were no longer dolls – they were living, breathing characters in an epic WWII story full of violence, jealousy, longing and revenge. And he (or rather his alter ego, Captain Hogancamp) was the hero. When Mark’s stunningly realistic photos are discovered by an art magazine, and a prestigious gallery comes calling, his homemade therapy suddenly becomes “art,” forcing Mark to make a choice between the safety of his fictional town and the real world beyond it.

This moving documentary sidesteps the usual art-world debates over the authenticity and legitimacy of outsider work; instead director Jeff Malmberg simply immerses us in Hogancamp's world, just as Hogancamp immerses himself in the title town and its horrors.--J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

Directed by Jeff Malmberg. Genre: Documentary. Theatrically released in 2010. 83 Minutes; Not Rated.

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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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Join us for a summer-long series of pajama storytimes designed especially for children aged 2-5 and their parents. Join us for 45 minutes of interactive stories, songs, and rhymes. This program is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen, and talk with each other.

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

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Family Boardgame Evening @Wollaston Ages 3+
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

You might know Monopoly, Trouble, Sorry, and more, but have you played Topiary, Potion Explosion, or Suspend?

We'll have these games and more available to play in the Wollaston Branch during this evening of board game fun.

We'll have games for all ages, from preschoolers up to middle schoolers and adults, so come take a look and learn a new game to play with your family and friends!

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday August 22, 2019
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Squishy Circuits @Wollaston for ages 3+
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join an educator from the Children’s Museum of Easton for technology fun with Squishy Circuits.

Squishy Circuits are a great way to introduce electronics by using basic wiring and play dough as circuit building materials. Suitable for all ages, the children will be creating and engineering through special homemade dough while learning about conductors and insulators.  And of course, having lots of hands-on fun!  

This program is suggested for families with children preschool and older.  Younger children will make a simple project and older children are encouraged to try out more complex projects.

Sponsored by the Quincy Arts Council

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: Us
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillA mother (Lupita Nyong’o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their kids (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

Us is, in many ways, even more get-under-your-skin-and-into-your-nightmares creepy/funny/scary than “Get Out.”--Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Directed by Jordan Peele. Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, and Horror. Starring Anna Diop, Cali Sheldon, Duke Nicholson, Elisabeth Moss, Evan Alex, Kara Hayward, Lupita Nyong'o, Nathan Harrington, Noelle Sheldon, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Tim Heidecker, Winston Duke, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Theatrically released in 2019. 116 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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Liberated Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop into the North Quincy Branch on Thursday afternoons between 2 and 4 o'clock for crafting without borders.  Each week will feature a specific type of craft project, from animal visors to bookmarks, but your child can also use the materials to create something completely new. This program is for children up to age 8.

 

July 11 - Animal Visors

July 18 - Paper Plate Wreaths

July 25 - Fans/Stick puppets

August 1 - Door Hangers

August 8 - Paper Bag Puppets

August 15 - Masks

August 22 - Bookmarks

August 29 - Miscellaneous Grab Bag

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Preschool Discovery @Adams Shore: Old Favorites and New Fun for ages 3-5
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the Adams Shore Library with your preschooler, ages 3-5, any time between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments, and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

Bring your preschooler in to do some of our favorite science activities from the past year of Preschool Discovery and try out some new science you might have missed!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: Terrarium
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make your own tiny garden in a jar! Terrarium are a fun way to channel your creativity with plants, paints, action figures -- basically whatever you can think of! Get inspired and bring a bit of green and whimsy home.

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: Us
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillA mother (Lupita Nyong’o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their kids (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

Us is, in many ways, even more get-under-your-skin-and-into-your-nightmares creepy/funny/scary than “Get Out.”--Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Directed by Jordan Peele. Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, and Horror. Starring Anna Diop, Cali Sheldon, Duke Nicholson, Elisabeth Moss, Evan Alex, Kara Hayward, Lupita Nyong'o, Nathan Harrington, Noelle Sheldon, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Tim Heidecker, Winston Duke, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Theatrically released in 2019. 116 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 August 23, 2019
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Mother Goose Toy Time for ages 9 - 23 months
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come to the library for a free playtime session with your baby, ages 9- 23 months full of age appropriate toys and activities plus socializing with other children and caregivers.

A fun time for all and a chance to practice large and small muscle development. This program will meet in the large meeting room from 10:00 – 11:00 am on  Friday August 23rd and is for children ages 9 – 23 months accompanied by an adult

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 24, 2019
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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 August 26, 2019
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us on Monday afternoons for Children's Movie Matinees

July 1 - Ralph Breaks the Internet PG runtime 112 min

July 8 - Lego Movie 2 PG runtime 107 min

July 15 - Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse PG runtime 120 min

July 22 - Sherlock Gnomes PG runtime 86 min

July 29 - Freaky Friday (2018) TV-G runtime105 min

August 5 - How to Train Your Dragon - Hidden World PG runtime 110 min

August 12 -Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase  PG runtime 89 min

August 19 - Wonder Park PG runtime 86 min

August 26 - Dumbo PG runtime 130 min

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy    617-376-1300 x8    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Story Craft for ages 2-5
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children ages 2-5, accompanied by an asdult are invited to stop by the Main Library Children’s Room on Monday afternoons at 2:30 to hear a space story and do a space themed craft.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 27, 2019
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Space Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the Adams Shore Branch on Tuesday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to do some crafting. Each week we will be creating a different space themed craft. Be sure to drop in for some out of this world fun.

This program is for children up to age 8

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Tournament
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

grownups 20/30sCalling all gamers in your 20s and 30s, 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! Come craft with us at our "Pixelstation" bead corner. Make your favorite 8-bit characters to take home as a souvenir. It's free and fun! Learn more on our meetup page.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Teen Film @North Quincy: Captain Marvel
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x8    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Simplify Your Life with Eileen Reed
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Discover ways to re-shape your relationship with things, and learn how you can enjoy more happiness, more freedom from stress and accomplish more in your life by considering different ways to take control of your space and your time. You'll come away with real tools & strategies you can use to simplify your life and truly be more....with less.

Led by Eileen Reed, Owner & COO (Chief Organizing Officer) of Simplify with Eileen Organizing. With a 25-year career in office management, sales training and high tech staffing, Eileen’s organizing skills have been honed by developing effective systems and repeatable processes to maximize time, function and efficiency.

CONTACT: Reference Department    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 28, 2019
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LEGO Challenge @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you up for the LEGO Challenge? Each week, beginning July 10th  we will have a new challenge to tackle and plenty of LEGO to do it! Come in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 and check out the challenge for the week. Can you build a vehicle using only one color of brick? How tall a tower can you make? Can you work with someone else to build a city? Join us and see what you can build every Wednesday this summer!

CONTACT: Wollaston    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee @North Quincy: Us
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillA mother (Lupita Nyong’o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their kids (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

Us is, in many ways, even more get-under-your-skin-and-into-your-nightmares creepy/funny/scary than “Get Out.”--Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Directed by Jordan Peele. Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, and Horror. Starring Anna Diop, Cali Sheldon, Duke Nicholson, Elisabeth Moss, Evan Alex, Kara Hayward, Lupita Nyong'o, Nathan Harrington, Noelle Sheldon, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Tim Heidecker, Winston Duke, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Theatrically released in 2019. 116 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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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Join us for a summer-long series of pajama storytimes designed especially for children aged 2-5 and their parents. Join us for 45 minutes of interactive stories, songs, and rhymes. This program is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen, and talk with each other.

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

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 29, 2019
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Matinee Film: The Mustang
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillRoman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.

Fascinating and frequently compelling, The Mustang is a hybrid, the unlikely combination of genres you wouldn’t think go together but are able to coexist thanks to an exceptional leading performance.--Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Genre: Drama. Starring Bruce Dern, Connie Britton, Gideon Adlon, Heath Hensley, Jack Waggon, James Mcfarland, Jasmeet Baduwalia, Jason Mitchell, Josh Manzer, Josh Stewart, Keith Johnson, Kelly Richardson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Noel Gugliemi, Ronnie Yelverton, Santina Muha, and Thomas Smittle. Theatrically released in 2019. 96 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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Liberated Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop into the North Quincy Branch on Thursday afternoons between 2 and 4 o'clock for crafting without borders.  Each week will feature a specific type of craft project, from animal visors to bookmarks, but your child can also use the materials to create something completely new. This program is for children up to age 8.

 

July 11 - Animal Visors

July 18 - Paper Plate Wreaths

July 25 - Fans/Stick puppets

August 1 - Door Hangers

August 8 - Paper Bag Puppets

August 15 - Masks

August 22 - Bookmarks

August 29 - Miscellaneous Grab Bag

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: The Mustang
7:00 PM - 8:40 PM

movie stillRoman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.

Fascinating and frequently compelling, The Mustang is a hybrid, the unlikely combination of genres you wouldn’t think go together but are able to coexist thanks to an exceptional leading performance.--Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Genre: Drama. Starring Bruce Dern, Connie Britton, Gideon Adlon, Heath Hensley, Jack Waggon, James Mcfarland, Jasmeet Baduwalia, Jason Mitchell, Josh Manzer, Josh Stewart, Keith Johnson, Kelly Richardson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Noel Gugliemi, Ronnie Yelverton, Santina Muha, and Thomas Smittle. Theatrically released in 2019. 96 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 August 30, 2019
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Children's End of Summer Medal Ceremony
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Can you believe it school starts next week!  Have you been reading with us this summer as part of our Universe of Stories Beanstack summer reading program?   If you have completed 10 or more of the mission on your Universe of Stories Reading Challenge by Thursday, August 21st you have earned a Star Reader medal.

Join us on the Main Library Lawn (weather permitting) where we will give everyone their medals and take a giant group photo of all our Star Readers.  In case of rain we will move indoors.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teen Time: End of Summer Bash
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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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Monday September 2, 2019
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Closed for Labor Day
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Wednesday September 4, 2019
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Matinee @North Quincy: The Mustang
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillRoman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.

Fascinating and frequently compelling, The Mustang is a hybrid, the unlikely combination of genres you wouldn’t think go together but are able to coexist thanks to an exceptional leading performance.--Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Genre: Drama. Starring Bruce Dern, Connie Britton, Gideon Adlon, Heath Hensley, Jack Waggon, James Mcfarland, Jasmeet Baduwalia, Jason Mitchell, Josh Manzer, Josh Stewart, Keith Johnson, Kelly Richardson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Noel Gugliemi, Ronnie Yelverton, Santina Muha, and Thomas Smittle. Theatrically released in 2019. 96 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 September 5, 2019
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NQ Teen Advisory Board
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Dorothy    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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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 September 6, 2019
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Pathways to Wellbeing Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

Co-sponsored by Eliot Community Human Services

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday September 7, 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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday September 9, 2019
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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CLIENT'S [AND OBTAIN OTHER PARTIES']CONFIDENTIAL MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CLIENT'S [AND OBTAIN OTHER PARTIES']CONFIDENTIAL MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT INFORMATION

This is a two hour presentation of the rules and processes for protecting and obtaining confidential mental health and substance use disorder treatment records in the the context of Care and Protection and CRA Juvenile Court cases.

This is a free seminar presented by the Committee for Public Counsel Services' Children and Family Law Program

 

 

 

CONTACT: andrew don    7815457948    attymdiv@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 10, 2019
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday September 12, 2019
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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 September 13, 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  News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

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 September 14, 2019
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

In July, August and the begining of September there will be limited sessions. We hope you will join us on the following dates:

  • July 13 & 27
  • August 3 & 17
  • Weekly workshops will resume on Saturday, September 14

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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday September 16, 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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Tuesday September 17, 2019
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The Long Reach of the Armenian Genocide
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

photo of Ray AjemianBetween 1914 and 1923 the Ottoman government systematicly exterminated 1.5 million Armenians. Learn the history of the Armenian genocide, how the United States reacted to it, and why it is still controversial today. Despite pressure from historians, governments, social justice groups, and even the Pope, both the Turkish and United States governments refuse to admit that the Armenians were victims of a genocide.

This illustrated presentation will be presented by Ray Ajemian. Both of Ajemian’s parents are of Armenian decent and immigrated to the United States; his mother was a survivor of the genocide. Ajemian holds degrees in history specializing in the Middle East. Come learn about this controversial period in history and make sure the world does not forget.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 19, 2019
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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 September 21, 2019
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

In July, August and the begining of September there will be limited sessions. We hope you will join us on the following dates:

  • July 13 & 27
  • August 3 & 17
  • Weekly workshops will resume on Saturday, September 14

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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 24, 2019
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Tournament
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

grownups 20/30sCalling all gamers in your 20s and 30s, 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! Come craft with us at our "Pixelstation" bead corner. Make your favorite 8-bit characters to take home as a souvenir. It's free and fun! Learn more on our meetup page.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Offshore Wind: Power, Policy, and Promise
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

offshore wind power

Eighty-four offshore wind turbines rising hundres of feet above the ocean's surface and anchored about 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard will start spinning sometime in 2022. They 800-megawatt project will generate more than 3 million megawatt-hours of electricity, almost as much as the Pilgrim nuclear power plant before it shut down in June. And this is a down payment on the state’s goal of 3200 megawatts of offshore wind over the next 15 years. Offshore wind will be a massive, and much-needed, influx of new clean energy.

The library and the Quincy Climate Action Network, Quincy CAN are hosting a presentation by John Rogers a senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists so we can learn more about this influx of offshore wind power and what it will mean for our communities and our future.

Learn more about the windfarms in this recent Wired Magazine story.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 26, 2019
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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 September 28, 2019
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

In July, August and the begining of September there will be limited sessions. We hope you will join us on the following dates:

  • July 13 & 27
  • August 3 & 17
  • Weekly workshops will resume on Saturday, September 14

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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday September 30, 2019
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 1, 2019
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First Time Homebuyer Seminar
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

first time home buyer logoPlease join us for a free educational seminar for all prospective first time home buyers to learn more about the process.

Presented by Metro Credit Union

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: Angie Buitrago    6178897731    abuitrago@metrocu.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 3, 2019
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NQ Teen Advisory Board
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Dorothy    617-376-1320    dcronin@ocln.org
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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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 October 4, 2019
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday October 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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday October 7, 2019
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Craft and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by for some social crafting time and conversation. Bring along your current handwork project, knitting, crochet, beading, quilting, weaving - whatever you would like to work on while we chat. We'll be gathering at the table near the DVDs on the first floor at the Main Library.

 

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Tuesday October 8, 2019
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday October 10, 2019
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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 October 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  The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg.

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 October 12, 2019
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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 October 14, 2019
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Closed for Columbus Day
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Thursday October 17, 2019
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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 October 19, 2019
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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 October 21, 2019
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Thursday October 24, 2019
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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 October 26, 2019
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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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Sunday October 27, 2019
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Remembering Abigail: Voices from the Past
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday October 28, 2019
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 29, 2019
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Tournament
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

grownups 20/30sCalling all gamers in your 20s and 30s, 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! Come craft with us at our "Pixelstation" bead corner. Make your favorite 8-bit characters to take home as a souvenir. It's free and fun! Learn more on our meetup page.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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The Effect of Climate Change on New England's Forests
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

rewdoodsJoin Boston University professor Pamela Templer, Ph.D. for a talk about how changes in climate (both rising temperatures and a shrinking winter snowpack) are impacting New England’s forest ecosystems and their ability to clean our water and air. Dr. Templer's lab is actively researching Climate Change Across Seasons in an Experiment at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in NH since 2012, funded by the Long Term Ecological Research Network and a National Science Foundation CAREER grant.

This program is co-sponsored by the Quincy Climate Action Network, Quincy CAN.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 31, 2019
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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 1, 2019
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday November 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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday November 4, 2019
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Election Eve
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

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

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

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

Stop by for some social crafting time and conversation. Bring along your current handwork project, knitting, crochet, beading, quilting, weaving - whatever you would like to work on while we chat. We'll be gathering at the table near the DVDs on the first floor at the Main Library.

 

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library
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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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Wednesday November 6, 2019
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Fall for Poetry!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Communty poetry reading with Dona Luongo

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 7, 2019
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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 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  Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.

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 9, 2019
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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 11, 2019
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Closed for Veterans Day
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Tuesday November 12, 2019
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday November 14, 2019
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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 November 16, 2019
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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 18, 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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Thursday November 21, 2019
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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 November 23, 2019
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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 25, 2019
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday November 26, 2019
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Tournament
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

grownups 20/30sCalling all gamers in your 20s and 30s, 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! Come craft with us at our "Pixelstation" bead corner. Make your favorite 8-bit characters to take home as a souvenir. It's free and fun! Learn more on our meetup page.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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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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Saturday November 30, 2019
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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 2, 2019
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Craft and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by for some social crafting time and conversation. Bring along your current handwork project, knitting, crochet, beading, quilting, weaving - whatever you would like to work on while we chat. We'll be gathering at the table near the DVDs on the first floor at the Main Library.

 

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday December 5, 2019
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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 6, 2019
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday December 7, 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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday December 9, 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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Tuesday December 10, 2019
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday December 12, 2019
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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 13, 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  Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield.

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 14, 2019
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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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Tuesday December 17, 2019
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Tournament
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

grownups 20/30sCalling all gamers in your 20s and 30s, 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! Come craft with us at our "Pixelstation" bead corner. Make your favorite 8-bit characters to take home as a souvenir. It's free and fun! Learn more on our meetup page.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday December 19, 2019
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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 21, 2019
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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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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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Thursday December 26, 2019
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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 28, 2019
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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 30, 2019
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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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Saturday January 4, 2020
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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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday January 13, 2020
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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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Tuesday January 14, 2020
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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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Saturday February 1, 2020
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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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 10, 2020
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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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Tuesday February 11, 2020
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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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Saturday March 7, 2020
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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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday March 9, 2020
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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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Tuesday March 10, 2020
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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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Saturday April 4, 2020
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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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday April 13, 2020
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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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Tuesday April 14, 2020
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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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Saturday May 2, 2020
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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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 11, 2020
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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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Tuesday May 12, 2020
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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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Saturday June 6, 2020
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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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday June 8, 2020
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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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Tuesday June 9, 2020
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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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