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Friday July 1, 2016
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Children's Library Quest
9:00 AM

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday July 2, 2016
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Sunday July 3, 2016
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Monday July 4, 2016
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Tuesday July 5, 2016
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LEGO Building @Wollaston
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Time: Summer Reading Kickoff Sweet Summer Starter
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Teens come and join us as we kick off our Summer Reading Program with cupcake decorating and ice cream.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

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CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Grownups 20/30s Board Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Wednesday July 6, 2016
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Art to go @Wollaston for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: 1776
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillA musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

"At least once a year, every American should watch this musical. The characters and the issues are vividly and frankly portrayed, and we see the founding fathers' faults as well as their virtues. If we didn't know how it all turned out, the suspense would be unbearable."--Common Sense Media

Directed by Peter H. Hunt. Starring William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, & Ken Howard. Theatrically released in 1972. 140 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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PJ Storytime with Diana Kane ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Storyteller Diana Kane presents “Let’s Play Together,” pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  Come see Ms. Diana for 45 minutes of interactive stories, partner dances, playing in a band and singing together. This program is designed for adults and children ages 2-5 to enjoy stories and songs as a family. This is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen and talk with each other.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday July 7, 2016
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Preschool Discovery@Wollaston -- Sports Science
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your preschooler in to do some sports science! We'll be testing different shoes for grip, matching sports equipment, finding out about gravity and more! Come in and try out these activities any time during this hour of science fun.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: Wolf Totem
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie still Winner (Best Director and Best Visual Effects) at the 2015 Beijing International Film Festival.

In 1967, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; humans and animals, residents and invaders alike, struggle to find their true place in the world.

"There's no denying the beauty of the film's imagery, violent and tender, or the emotional power of the final moment in the boy-and-his-dog love story."--Los Angeles Times

Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Starring Ankhnyam Ragchaa, Shaofeng Feng, Shawn Dou, Yin Zhusheng. Theatrically released in 2015. 121 Minutes; Rated Rated PG-13 for disturbing images and violence involving animals, and for brief sexuality.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Silent Library
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you a fan of MTV's Silent Library? Come and join us as we recreate this popular game show.

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

 
LOCATION: Main Library
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & 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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Concert on the Lawn: Lenny Solomon Band
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lenny SolomonJoin the Lenny Solomon Band for a great evening of socially conscious country/city/blues/folk music on the lawn.

Bring your chairs, picnic dinner, and some bug spray--it's that time of year when the sun stays up late so we can enjoy great concerts outside (if it rains, we'll move the concert inside to the atrium).

Lenny Solomon's style has been compared to early Bob Dylan. He began his career in the late 1960s and has shared bills with many touring performers including Bonnie Raitt, Chris Smither, and Spider John.  He is first and foremost a storyteller and his song-writing skills have earned many awards.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 8, 2016
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing The Accidental by Ali Smith

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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Children's Movie - Good Dinosaur
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

In this enchanting computer-animated fantasy, set in a world where the dinosaurs never went extinct, an amiable young Apatosaurus named Arlo loses his father in a storm and is swept away by a vicious river current, stranding him in a frightening new place far from his home. He soon embarks on a journey to reunite with his family, and befriends a prehistoric human child known as Spot along the way.

Rated PG Run time 100 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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North Quincy Art Walk: North Quincy Branch Library Open!
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Saturday July 9, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday July 11, 2016
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy- Ice Age
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Back when the Earth was being overrun by glaciers, and animals were scurrying to save themselves from the upcoming Ice Age, a sloth named Sid, a woolly mammoth named Manny, and a saber-toothed tiger named Diego are forced to become unlikely heroes. The three reluctantly come together when they have to return a human child to its father while braving the deadly elements of the impending Ice Age.

Rated PG Run time 81 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Bookolympics
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens get ready for this summer's Olympic's library style. You will have different challenges to complete and anyone who wins thier challenge will receive raffle tickets for our Summer Reading prize.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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All's Well that Ends Well
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

jacket artWilliam Shakespeare's All’s Well That Ends Well was originally considered a comedy but is now classified as a "Problem Play" neither pure comedy nor pure tragedy--much like modern life! Spanish Helena, a young, common lady loves Bertram, her noble guardian's son.  Bertam is indifferent to Helena but is forced to marry her - so he fleas to war in Italy before they can so much as kiss. There is lots of trickery, sex, a faked death, betrayals, and in the end Bertram swears his love to Helena, proving that indeed: all's well that ends well.

This will be a staged reading by the cast  that will be producing this play this July, directed by Beca Gates.

Presented by the Dragonfly Theater, providing local community theater since 2008.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 12, 2016
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Magic with Malik @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Malik the Magic Guy for a magic show. Malik has a unique show full of audience participation,  magic with sports equipment, demonstrations of activities and games from other cultures, and more fun surprises.

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

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council  

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Happening every Tuesday in July.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8 - Fast and the Furriest
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 Kevin, the unathletic son of a famous former football star discovers that his equally lazy dog is unexpectedly--and obsessively--interested in competing in dog agility contests.? His family is skeptical and his father thinks he's going to football camp, but with the help of his best friend and a mysterious dog trainer, do Kevin and his dog have a chance of winning? Grab a copy of the book from the Main Library Children's Room, then come join us to talk about it!

Copies of the book, The Fast and the Furriest by Andy Behrens will be available in the Children's Room beginning on June 15th, to be read before the group meets.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Crime by the Book: Christie, Sayers, & Doyle
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, and Arthur Conan Doyle. What did they have in common?

Agatha Christie vanished for eleven days when she was 36 years old. Come hear the fascinating story of what happened to her, why she disappeared, and how Dorothy Sayers and Arthur Conan Doyle aided in the search to find her.

Quincy's own Florence Noonan, graduate of Quincy High School, recently retired, returned to Quincy, and is pursuing her life-long dream of writing mysteries. Last November she won honorable mention in the Al Blanchard Contest for short stories. Researching for her mystery novels she uncovered fascinating connections between Christie, Sayers, and Doyle. In addition to sharing her findings she will also describe how her detective, Zoey Stone, fits into their literary tradition. Copies of her first book, In Blood and Stone will be available to purchase.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday July 13, 2016
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Art to go @Wollaston for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Glory
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillRobert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

"Richly plotted, alternately inspiring and horrifying, GLORY is an enlightening and entertaining tribute to heroes too long forgotten."--TV Guide

Directed by Edward Zwick. Starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, & Cary Elwes. Theatrically released in 1989. 122 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Board Games @ Wollaston for ages 5 and older
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come drop by to play some family board games. We'll have some old favorites and some you might not have played before. Try some word association with Codenames, press your luck with Tem-Purr-A, make some wild guesses with Concept and more!

These games are appropriate for children ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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PJ Storytime with Diana Kane ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Storyteller Diana Kane presents “Let’s Play Together,” pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  Come see Ms. Diana for 45 minutes of interactive stories, partner dances, playing in a band and singing together. This program is designed for adults and children ages 2-5 to enjoy stories and songs as a family. This is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen and talk with each other.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday July 14, 2016
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Matinee Film: The Finest Hours
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillOn February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.

"What happens is important, but more important is how it happens and whom it happens to."--San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Craig Gillespie. Starring Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Chris Pine, Eric Bana. Theatrically released in 2016. 117 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of peril.

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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Baseball Cookies @ Adams Shore ages 7 and older
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Crane Trivia Night
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history? Teens join us for our first library trivia night? The winning team will earn raffle tickets for our Summer Reading prize.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

LOCATION: Main Library
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & 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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Concert on the Lawn: Peter Kilpatrick
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pete KilpatrickJoin Peter Kilpatrick for a great evening of original guitar-driven pop rock on the lawn.

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic dinner, and some bug spray, its that time of year when the sun stays up late so we can enjoy great concerts outside (if it rains, we'll move the concert inside to the atrium).

Pete Kilpatrick has been named Maine's best act four times in the Portland Best Music Awards and his music has been featured on NBC's The Office, Parks and Recreation and New Girl. He has toured with Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Guster and others, performing over 1,400 shows to date!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Night Owls Book Group for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Night Owls Book Club for children in grades 3 and 4 meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month to discuss a wide range of books.

For this month’s meeting we will have open choice.  What have you been reading? What books would you like to recommend to your friends? Looking for some good summer reads?  Join us to share your favorites and find some new titles to read over the summer.

Any questions? Call 617-376-2411 and ask to speak with Ms. Cronin.

2nd graders who will be entering 3rd grade in September 2016 are welcome to join the Night Owls Book Club in June and July. We can't wait to meet you!

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friday July 15, 2016
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Bubble Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us on the  lawn outside the children’s room to blow some bubbles! We will have tubs of bubble solution and plenty of bubble makers to experiment with. Can you make giant bubbles? Little tiny bubbles? Can you make bubbles with your hands or do you need a bubble wand? Find out if a square bubble wand makes square bubbles and grab some bubble solution recipes to try out at home. 

Parents this is sure to be loads of soapy, soaking fun so make sure your children are dressed to get messy.

This program must take place outdoors so in case of bad weather we will blow our bubbles on July 22nd.

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday July 16, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday July 18, 2016
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Mighty Ducks
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Gordon Bombay, a hotshot lawyer, is haunted by memories of his childhood, when, as the star player in his champion hockey team, he lost the winning goal in a shootout, thereby losing the game, and the approval of his coach. After being charged for drunk driving, the court orders him to coach a peewee hockey team, the worst in the league, Gordon is at first very reluctant. However, he eventually gains the respect of the kids and teaches them how to win, gaining a sponsor on the way and giving the team the name of The Ducks. In the finals, they face Gordon's old team, coached by Gordon's old coach, giving Gordon a chance to face old ghosts.

This movie is rated PG and runs for 100 minutes.

  Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 19, 2016
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Art to go @Adams Shore for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Happening every Tuesday in July.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teen Time: Tie-dye T-Shirts
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teens can come and get creative in this fun outdoor activity. T-shirts can be provided but you are encouraged to bring your own.

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

LOCATION: Main Library
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Discover Historic New England: The Patriot Parson
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Patriot photoJoin local Quincy author Richard Kollen for a fascinating presentation on the Patriot Parson of Lexington, Massachusetts: Reverend Jonas Clarke and the American Revolution.

On the night of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere arrived at the parsonage of Reverend Jonas Clarke to deliver a warning to its occupants, including Samuel Adams and John Hancock. The following morning brought the first shots of the American Revolution to a community Clarke inspired to face such a harsh reality. He called on his parish to oppose imperial legislation for years leading up to the war. As Lexington’s minister for half a century, Clarke was central to political, civic and social life there until his death in 1805. Historian Richard P. Kollen reveals the often overlooked story of the man who helped shape the spirit of the American Revolution.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday July 20, 2016
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Art to go @Wollaston for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Time: Minute-to-Win-it
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

There are 60 seconds on the clock, how fast are you? We are taking on this popular TV game show to see who can successfully complete our challenges in 60 seconds or less.

 
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Wolf Totem
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie still Winner (Best Director and Best Visual Effects) at the 2015 Beijing International Film Festival.

In 1967, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; humans and animals, residents and invaders alike, struggle to find their true place in the world.

"There's no denying the beauty of the film's imagery, violent and tender, or the emotional power of the final moment in the boy-and-his-dog love story."--Los Angeles Times

Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Starring Ankhnyam Ragchaa, Shaofeng Feng, Shawn Dou, Yin Zhusheng. Theatrically released in 2015. 121 Minutes; Rated Rated PG-13 for disturbing images and violence involving animals, and for brief sexuality.

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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PJ Storytime with Diana Kane ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Storyteller Diana Kane presents “Let’s Play Together,” pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  Come see Ms. Diana for 45 minutes of interactive stories, partner dances, playing in a band and singing together. This program is designed for adults and children ages 2-5 to enjoy stories and songs as a family. This is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen and talk with each other.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friendship Bracelets @Wollaston for ages 8 and older
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 Whether you've made a friendship bracelet before or not, you're welcome to join us! Pick one of two different types of bracelet to make, then pick your colors from red, yellow, green, blue and black. We'll show you the basics and have some more advanced patterns available for anyone who's up for more of a challenge.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday July 21, 2016
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Animal Adventures @Wollaston for ages 3 and older
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us at the Wollaston Branch to meet some animals. An Adventure Guide from Animal Adventures will present eight to ten animals at this program. Meet the animals, hear interesting stories and information about them and get close. Controlled petting and touching is allowed at the discretion of the Animal Adventure Guide.  We don’t know what animals will be coming to visit but they could be something as familiar as a rabbit or as unusual as a degu.

This program is for children ages 3 and older accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council

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

movie stillMichael Stone, an author of books on the subject of customer service, struggles to connect with people. One night, while on a routine business trip, he meets Lisa, a stranger with a unique voice.

"Filtered through Kaufman's searching mind and soulful brilliance, the result is a masterpiece."--Rolling Stone

Directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson. Starring David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan. Theatrically released in 2015. 90 Minutes; Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Concert on the Lawn: Boston Road
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Boston RoadJoin Boston Road for a great evening of bluegrass on the lawn.

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic dinner, and some bug spray, its that time of year when the sun stays up late so we can enjoy great concerts outside (if it rains, we'll move the concert inside to the atrium).

Boston Road is:

  • Claude Galinsky, mandolin / vocals
  • Rick Posch, bass / vocals
  • Matt Valencius, banjo
  • Kristin Vegeto, vocals
  • Pete Vegeto, guitar / vocals

Boston Road's traditional and modern bluegrass music features a groove they call "the engine". It's the result of Pete Vegeto's rhythm guitar working with Rick Posch's standup bass and Claude Galinsky's vintage mandolin. Instrumentally, the band also features Matt Valencius' banjo. Singer Kristen Vegeto, along with Pete, Claude and Rick do the Roadsters' vocal duties, providing powerful two-, three- and four-part harmonies.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 22, 2016
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Storytelling @ the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us at noon at the Quincy Farmer's Market at Pagent Field in Merrymount Park to hear some stories and find out about all the programs happening at the library this summer.

Weather permitting

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday July 23, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday July 25, 2016
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Massachusetts Virtual Academy Orientation Sessions
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

All are welcome to attend summer orientations for a certified virtual high school education.

CONTACT: Sue Powers    (413)475-3879 X 24    spowers@gcvs.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to go @Main Library for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

In the world of the emperor penguin, a simple song can mean the difference between a lifetime of happiness and an eternity of loneliness. When a penguin named Mumble is born without the ability to sing the romantic song that will attract his soul mate, he'll have to resort to some fancy footwork by tap dancing his way into the heart of the one he loves.

This movie is rated PG and runs for 109 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Time: Crafternoons - Duct Tape
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Get creative with Duct Tape and try your hand at making wallets, bookmards or pencil pouches.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 26, 2016
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Art to go @Adams Shore for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Happening every Tuesday in July.

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Grownups20/30s: Retro Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday July 27, 2016
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Sparky's Puppets for ages 3 and older
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Sparky’s Puppets presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” a special puppet show for children ages 3-8 accompanied by an adult. Cheer the race between the tortoise and the hare. Watch Jack's speedy escape from the giant and see more fast-paced adventures!

This program is for children ages 3-8 accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Finest Hours
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillOn February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.

"What happens is important, but more important is how it happens and whom it happens to."--San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Craig Gillespie. Starring Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Chris Pine, Eric Bana. Theatrically released in 2016. 117 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of peril.

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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Grownups 20/30s: Board Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come pick from our collection and enjoy the timeless joy of sitting around a table and being better than all your friends!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Thursday July 28, 2016
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Matinee Film: Hello, My Name is Doris
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Mother Goose and Little Bo-Peep Nursery Rhyme Extravaganza for ages 0-4
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audiobooks, CDs & 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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Concert on the Lawn: Paul Agnew with the John Capavella Quintet
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Paul AgnewJoin Paul Agnew and the John Capavella Quintet for a great evening with the Great American Songbook on the lawn.

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic dinner, and some bug spray, its that time of year when the sun stays up late so we can enjoy great concerts outside (if it rains, we'll move the concert inside to the atrium).

Paul is a local vocalist (Braintree) who interprets the timeless music of the Great American Songbook with meaning and authority. With piano man John Capavella, Paul is the co-producer and featured host/vocalist for “Songbook ” a popular BCAM-TV music program that has aired since 1999.  As an entertainer, Paul makes frequent appearances at outdoor concerts, senior citizen residences and private and public events.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 29, 2016
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Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT: Matt Belanger    781-910-8013    matt.belanger@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Quincy Center Art Walk
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Video Gaming
5:15 PM - 7:45 PM

N64 console and controller photoCome and relive your favorite classic video game experiences. We will be featuring some of the best multiplayer games including (but not limited to) Golden Eye and Super Smash Brothers for N64 as well as Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Columns for Sega Genesis.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Make Stuff: Print in 3D
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

3d printed stuffGet first-hand experience 3D printing, 3D scanning, and play & examine 3D printed objects.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday July 30, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 1, 2016
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Children's Library Quest
9:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

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

This movie is rated G and runs for 96 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

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

Rated PG Run time 108 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Happening every Tuesday in August.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Grownups 20/30s Board Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Feature Film @North Quincy: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

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

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

And the adults take the field!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This movie is rated G and runs for 96 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Happening every Tuesday in August.

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

Put your Scrabble skills to work in this fun craft.

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

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

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

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

Let the games begin! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rated PG Run time 108 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Hello, My Name is Doris
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

This month we will be discussing Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

This movie is rated PG and runs for 135 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Happening every Tuesday in August.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 17, 2016
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Baseball Cookies with Miss Lori for ages 7 and older
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Mermaid
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Art to go @North Quincy for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday August 19, 2016
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Mother Goose Storytime with Denise Shaver
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Join Storyteller Denise Shaver for a special storytime full of songs, stories and rhymes just right for our youngest listeners.  This program is for children ages 1 and 2 accompanied by an adult.
 
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 20, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

This movie is rated PG and runs for 120 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Happening every Tuesday in August.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Hail Caesar!
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

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

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

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to go @North Quincy for ages 2-8
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday August 26, 2016
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Thomas Crane Public Library @Quincy Farmer's Market
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 27, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

This movie is rated PG and runs for 90 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

Happening every Tuesday in August.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Race
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

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

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

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

  • September 14 to October 5: Advanced Documents
  • October 12 to November 2: Managing Life Online
  • November 9 to December 7 (no class on November 23 for Thanksgiving): Basic and Intermediate Documents
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Thursday September 8, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1314    
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Vocabulary Workshop for Literacy Tutors
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 15, 2016
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English Talk Time Registration
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1314    
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 17, 2016
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English Talk Time Registration
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 19, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday September 20, 2016
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 26, 2016
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 29, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday October 5, 2016
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Computer Class Sign Up
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 10, 2016
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Library Closed: Columbus Day
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Thursday October 13, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 15, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 17, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Thursday October 20, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 22, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday November 2, 2016
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Computer Class Sign Up
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday December 1, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 24, 2016
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m.
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Sunday December 25, 2016
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Library Closed: Christmas Day
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Saturday December 31, 2016
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m.
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