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Monday September 1, 2014 - Wednesday December 31, 2014
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Expanded Branch Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Starting September 1, each branch library is now open an extra four hours every week. The new branch hours are:

  • Adams Shore (519 Sea St): Monday 1-9, Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 1-5
  • North Quincy (381 Hancock St):  Monday 1-5, Tuesday 1-9, Wednesday & Thursday 1-5, Saturday 9-1
  • Wollaston (41 Beale St): Monday & Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 1-9, Thursday 9-5
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
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Monday December 1, 2014 - Tuesday December 30, 2014
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Exhibit: Peter Jackson's Landscapes
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

art sampleThroughout the month of December we are proud to present Landscapes by Peter Jackson 

Peter Jackson is a Landscape Architect who lives in Milton and works in park and open space planning and design. He chose Landscape Architecture because it allows him to exercise creativity, a passion for beauty in nature, and a commitment to serving community and the public good. Peter has been taking photographs of landscapes and nature for over forty years. His subjects include the environments in which he works or travels. Favorite themes include early morning light, reflections, and contrasts in texture. In this exhibit, photos of his Landscape Architecture work include a tagline of his personal motto “Make the World a Better Place…Everyday.”

Peter will also provide an opportunity for exhibit visitors to identify scenes around Quincy to be entered into a drawing. Two entries with all correct answers will have an opportunity to select photos from the exhibit.

Mr. Jackson will be at the exhibit from 6:00-7:00 on Thursday Dec. 4 and Tuesday Dec. 9 to discuss his work.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Wednesday December 17, 2014
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Feature Film @North Quincy: A Most Wanted Man
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillThe late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré's 2008 spy novel. In the years immediately following 9/11, Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman) is a counterterrorist expert based in Hamburg who operates as a rogue agent. He specializes in bringing down jihadists, and as the story opens, he begins to fixate on a Chechen immigrant who befriends an American social worker (Rachel McAdams) who grows convinced of his harmlessness and sets about persuading Gunter of the same. Meanwhile, Gunter becomes aware of a palpable and imminent threat to national security that involves future jihad activity, and devises an ingenious plan that he hopes will both extinguish the threat and provide amnesty for Issa.

"Although the cast is uniformly fine, Hoffman shines in a role that demands not showmanship, but a kind of complexity and contradiction that can be rendered only through the kind of dull character details that he excelled in, accumulating them from the inside out." - Washington Post

Directed by Anton Corbijn. Starring Daniel Brühl, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Theatrically released in 2014. 121 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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Child Welfare Case Law Review
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We will be looking at the published decisions of the Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court from June 1, 2014- November 30, 2014 as well as considering the Rule 1:28 decisions. We will be presenting cases to increase our familiarity, but more importantly to discuss together discernible trends in the law as well as to mine these cases for what might be innovative or helpful arguments, motions or practices.

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

CONTACT: Andrew Don    781.545.7948    attyadon@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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RESCHEDULED100 years of the Cape Cod Canal
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

discover historic New England

Now happening on December 17 (previously scheduled for 12/2)

100 years ago, the Cape Cod Canal became a reality. Discover what this waterway is all about, and how it became the engineering marvel you see today.

Join US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Samantha Gray as she reveals the rich history, unique features and modern day operations of the Cape Cod Canal.

The presentation will last approximately forty-five minutes and will be followed by time for questions and answers.

Cape Cod Canal

Presented in parternship with the Quincy Historical Society.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday December 18, 2014
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: The Skeleton Twins
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillAfter ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other.

"This is a smart movie about complicated people in search of something approaching inner peace." - Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Craig Johnson. Starring Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and Luke Wilson. Theatrically released in 2014. 93 Minutes; Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday December 20, 2014
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Mad Science Preschool for ages 3-5- Bugs!
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome to the realm of insects! In this Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop, children ages 3-5 will be introduced to the world of creepy, crawly creatures that they find beneath their feet through hands-on activities, and interactive and entertaining demonstrations. Participants will learn about insects’ unique eyesight, and the way they defend themselves against predators. The children will use their new bug knowledge to build their very own model insect to take home. 

This 45 minute workshop for ages 3-5 will be held on Saturday, December 20th at 9:30 a.m. at the Main Library.  Tickets are required and must be picked up in the Children’s Room on the morning of the program. Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents.

Parents if you have both preschool and school age Mad Scientists we suggest that you attend the school age Mad Science program at 10:30 as a family.

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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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Mad Science for ages 6-10- Harnessing Heat
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop introduces children ages 6-10 to the concepts of heat and heat transfer through hands-on fun, discussions and demonstrations. Kids will learn about and observe the basic properties of heat by play-acting the role of atoms, as well as observing the effects and behavior of warm air and water. The participants will witness a gravity defying candle-lighting, and even take part in a sense-confusing temperature test. The workshop is capped off with a taste bud pleasing demonstration of heat at work, transforming solid sugar crystals into the spun floss of cotton candy! 

This 1 hour workshop for ages 6-10 will be held on Saturday, December 20th at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library. 

Tickets are required and must be picked up in the Children’s Room beginning at 10:00 am on the morning of the program. Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents.

Parents if you have both preschool and school age Mad Scientists we suggest that you attend the school age Mad Science program at 10:30 as a family.

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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Monday December 22, 2014
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QHS/NQHS Annual Holiday Choral Concert
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Please join us for the annual holiday concert performed by the Quincy High Horizons Choir and the North Quincy High Select Choir.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Wednesday December 24, 2014
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Library Closed @ 12:30 p.m.: Christmas Eve
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Thursday December 25, 2014
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Library Closed: Christmas
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Saturday December 27, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Closed
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Children's Librarian Cathy DeVeer fora  family storytime full of Outer Space stories, songs rhymes and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday December 29, 2014
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Children's Movie Frozen @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come in out of the cold and join us for a showing of Disney’s Frozen.

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen, Elsa, her sister fearless optimist Anna teams up with rough-hewn mountaineer Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, and break the icy spell.

Rated: PG Runtime 108 minutes

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy UnpluggedDrop by for a free acoustic Open Mike night and share your talent with a friendly audience. 

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or 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.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person between 6:15 and 6:30; perform from 6:30-8:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday December 30, 2014
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Drop Craft-- Masks
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Stop by the main library children’s room any time from 2:00- 4:00 pm and create a marvelous mask to welcome the New Year.  

This craft is fun for all ages, make you mask as plain or fancy as you would like. No registration required 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday December 31, 2014
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Library Closed @ 12:30 p.m.: New Year's Eve
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Thursday January 1, 2015
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Library Closed: New Year's Day
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Friday January 2, 2015
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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 January 3, 2015
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Mother Goose and Little Bo-Peep for ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Join children's librarians Jane Miller and Gail Columbare 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 3 years old accompanied by an adult. 

No registration is required.  

Space is limited to the first 125 people; when we reach the capacity of the meeting room we will close the doors. 
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday January 6, 2015
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Rescheduled: Historic New England: Salem, 1692- season of the witch
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Gallows Hill Cover with Rory O'Brien's Face

The Salem witch trials of 1692 is one of the most infamous, and least-understood, episodes in American history. Rory O'Brien, author of the novel Gallows Hill, lays out the story of what happened, separating fact from fiction.

Salem's licensed tour guide Rory O'Brien, author of the recently published novel, Gallows Hill (as well as four previous books on Rhode Island history) will present this fascinating and seasonally topical program, as well as have copies of his novel available to purchase afterward. Rory O'Brien grew up in New England, surrounded by books, history, and the long shadows of Poe, Hawthorne, and Lovecraft. He spent months haunting the streets of Salem, speaking with tourists, townies, witches, cops, and business owners. He spent a ridiculous amount of money in kitschy tourist attractions, read every guidebook he could get his hands on, and took every walking tour in town ... all in the name of research.

Rescheduled from previously scheduled date in October.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday January 7, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Guardians of the Galaxy
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillBrash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits — Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

"It manages the trick of being both an unironic sci-fi action-adventure flick and a zippy parody of one. It’s exciting, funny, self-aware, beautiful to watch and even, for a flickering instant or two, almost touching." - Washington Post

Directed by James Gunn. Starring Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Vin Diesel, and Zoe Saldana. Theatrically released in 2014. 121 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some 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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Downsizing and De-Cluttering with Style: Tips from an Interior Decorator
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

cluttered closetDo you have too much “stuff”? Make 2015 the year you keep your New Year's resolution to downsize or de-clutter.

In this seminar, you will learn tips from an interior decorator on how to live with less but still live in style. Learn what to keep, toss or donate as well as strategies for maintaining a clutter-free home. Discover ideas on furniture scale, creative storage solutions, making small rooms seem larger, and much more.

This seminar will be taught by Barbara Graceffa, CEO of the Quincy-based interior decorating company, Secretary of the Interior. She has been teaching decorating seminars for many years and currently writes a Q/A column for the Quincy Sun.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday January 8, 2015
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Feature Film: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillA growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

"More than a bunch of occasionally thrilling action sequences, emotional gut punches and throwaway jokes arranged in predictable sequence. (Dawn) is technically impressive and viscerally exciting, for sure, but it also gives you a lot to think, and even to care, about." - The New York Times

Directed by Matt Reeves. Starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Judy Greer, Keri Russell, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Theatrically released in 2014. 130 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong 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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Friday January 9, 2015
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Snow Party for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult are invited to the Main Library to celebrate SNOW!  

Join Children's Librarian Cathy deVeer for stories, songs and games, all about having fun in the winter. No registration is required

 

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

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

Set in Isreal Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz is a novel-in-stories that presents a brilliant, unsettling  glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface of everyday life.

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday January 10, 2015
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Children’s Librarian Julie Rines for a family storytime full of stories, songs, and rhymes and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult

No registration required.

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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Monday January 12, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Preschool Block Party for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Come on in h for a morning of building at the main library! Drop in any time between 10am and 11:30am and build towers, castles, bridges and more.

Use big blocks or small blocks, wood or foam. Work together and see just how tall you can go!

No registration required - appropriate for ages 2 and up accompnaied by an adult.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: Appetizers
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the January session (Monday, January 12) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is appetizers.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Night Owls Book Club for grades 3-4
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Night Owls Book Club is a book discussion group for children in grades 3 and 4.

This month we will be reading and discussing the 2013 Newbery Award winning One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Stop by the main library children’s room to pick up a copy of the book to read before we meet.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Quincy Animal Shelter Volunteer Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

All are welcome to attend this training seminar for volunteers at the Quincy Animal Shelter.

CONTACT: Daniel G Higgins    617-696-3616    zeno2944@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday January 13, 2015
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you like to read? Would you like to talk to others about books? Then you will like our book discussion groups. Join us each month to discuss all kinds of books.

The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8 meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of books. We will be meeting on the third Tuesday this month due to the Veterans Day holiday.

Each month a new theme or genre is selected. Children choose their own books from a prepared list and share their thoughts on the book they read and the theme or genre. In the summer specific titles are discussed.

This month we will be discussing Magicians, Wizards, and Witches

For January we'll be diving into fantasy again, focusing on books that feature people who use magic in some way. They could be born with magical powers like Harry Potter or they could be given their powers by someone else. They could live in the past, present, future, or another world entirely. Find a book full of spellcasting and join us to talk about it in January. 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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It's Getting Hot in Here! Is it just the weather or is the climate really changing?
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In 2010 the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported that 97% of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities.* What do scientists know about climate change that the rest of us don’t? Come learn about climate change and how it’s affecting the Northeastern US from a Massachusetts expert, Dr. Stephen Young.

Dr. Young is a professor of remote sensing and environmental sustainability in the Geography Department at Salem State University in Salem Massachusetts, USA. His recent research centers on nature conservation in China and environmental change in the Northeastern US.

Sponsored by the Quincy Climate Action Network, Quincy CAN.

*W. R. L. Anderegg, “Expert Credibility in Climate Change,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol. 107 No. 27, 12107-12109 (21 June 2010)

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday January 14, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Hundred Foot Journey
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillAn Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais. Put young Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) in a kitchen, and he's bound to emerge with a dish that will dazzle. When Hassan's family is forced to move from their native India, his Papa (Om Puri) relocates to a peaceful hamlet in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Determined to give his new neighbors a little taste of home, Papa decides to open an Indian restaurant in the village, and names it Maison Mumbai. Meanwhile, across the street at the traditional French restaurant Le Saule Pleureu, uptight proprietor Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) doesn't exactly welcome the competition. When Madame Mallory ignites a bitter feud that quickly escalates, the only hope for a peaceful resolution lies in Hassan's talent for French haute cuisine, and his growing affections for Mme. Mallory's pretty young sous chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon). Subsequently impressed by Hassan's undeniable culinary talents, Mme. Mallory agrees to become Hassan's mentor, in the process providing the perfect creative environment where his unique fusion cuisine can thrive. Lasse Hallström directs a film produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Juliet Blake.

"One of those rare movies that gets better as it goes along. " - San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Lasse Hallström. Starring Amit Shah, Aria Pandya, Charlotte Le Bon, Charlotte Lebon, Dillon Mitra, Farzana Dua Elahe, Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Michel Blanc, and Om Puri. Theatrically released in 2014. 122 Minutes; Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality.

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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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New! Hands on Science for preschoolers

Drop by the Wollaston Branch Library on the second Wednesday of each month with your preschooler any time between 6:00 and 7:00 pm to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child. 

This month  we'll brighten up our winters by exploring the world of colors. Make different colored foam, use colors to make patterns and more! T

This program does not require registration.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday January 15, 2015
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Feature Film: The Equalizer
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

movie still McCall (Denzel Washington) is a former black ops commando who faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

"The Equalizer features some gruesomely creative violence, but it’s equally memorable for the small, gritty moments set in that diner, or on the rough-and-tumble streets of Boston. " - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Starring Bill Pullman, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chloe Moretz, David Harbour, Denzel Washington, Haley Bennett, Marton Csokas, and Melissa Leo. Theatrically released in 2014. 131 Minutes; Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout, including some sexual references.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday January 17, 2015
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Mad Science Preschool for ages 3-5- Color Lab
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Through a series of hands-on experiments and exciting demonstrations in this Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop, children ages 3-5 will be introduced to the FUN-damentals of color. The kids will start by examining primary colors, continue by combining them to make secondary colors, and then they’ll mix up a rainbow! After meeting a colorful alien named Roy G. Biv, the kids will use their new understanding of color to make colorific sun-catchers to take home with them.

This 45 minute workshop for ages 3-5 will be held on Saturday, January 17th at 9:30 a.m. at the Main Library.  Tickets are required and must be picked up in the Children’s Room on the morning of the program. Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents.

Parents if you have both preschool and school age Mad Scientists we suggest that you attend the school age Mad Science program at 10:30 as a family.

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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Mad Science for ages 6-10- Invention-athon
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop for children ages 6-10 introduces children to how inventors work and some famous inventions. Through a hands-on approach, including group brainstorming and an invention activity, the participants will learn that anyone, of any age, can be an inventor. The children will learn about Rube Goldberg’s unique machines and will plan out some outlandish machines of their own. This class provides an opportunity to develop scientific skills through inquiry-based instructional methods and each child will take home an Inventor’s Notebook to continue planning out their inventions at home.

This 1 hour workshop for ages 6-10 will be held on Saturday, January 17th at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library. 

Tickets are required and must be picked up in the Children’s Room beginning at 10:00 am on the morning of the program. Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents.

Parents if you have both preschool and school age Mad Scientists we suggest that you attend the school age Mad Science program at 10:30 as a family.

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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Monday January 19, 2015
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Library Closed: MLK Day
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Tuesday January 20, 2015
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Discover Historic New England: Legendary Locals
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Legendary LocalsFrom presidents and patriots, to locals engaged in service both heartwarming and heartbreaking, Quincy has been a place where names endure. Adams, Hancock, Bernazzani,  Ruth Gordon and Bill Dana,  the Dropkick Murphys, Mike “The Winger” Zadrozny, Richard Koch, Fr. William McCarthy, Dunkin’ Donuts and Howard Johnson’s. These legendary names—individuals both towering and humble—made Quincy a uniquely American city and kept it that way. Come re-visit familiar local legends and learn stories about the our city's fabulous history with journalist Jack Encarnacao. Jack has covered Quincy, its characters, and its history for years at the city’s institutional daily newspaper, the Patriot Ledger. Copies of his recently published book, Legendary Locals of Quincy will be available for purchase.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday January 21, 2015
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Toddler Drive In for ages 2 and 3
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Calling all toddlers! Join us  in the large meeting room at the main library to make your own cardboard carton car. 

Then rev up your engines for a trip to the drive in where we will sit in our new cars and watch a short video.
 This program is for 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Equalizer
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie still McCall (Denzel Washington) is a former black ops commando who faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

"The Equalizer features some gruesomely creative violence, but it’s equally memorable for the small, gritty moments set in that diner, or on the rough-and-tumble streets of Boston. " - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Starring Bill Pullman, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chloe Moretz, David Harbour, Denzel Washington, Haley Bennett, Marton Csokas, and Melissa Leo. Theatrically released in 2014. 131 Minutes; Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout, including some sexual references.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday January 22, 2015
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Feature Film: Love is Strange
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillBen (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) take advantage of New York's new marriage laws and tie the knot after being together for 39 years. Unfortunately, the Catholic school where George teaches does not approve, and they reluctantly fire him, forcing the couple to split up and stay with friends while they sell their apartment and look for cheaper housing. George crashes with two gay police officers, while Ben, who's a painter, bunks with his nephew's family in Brooklyn—a temporary situation that weighs heavily on all involved.

"One of those lovely little movies that starts out being about a handful of people and ends up being about all of us. " - Boston Globe

"By the time the movie is over, you feel as if the people in it were friends you know well enough to tire of, and to miss terribly when they go away. " - New York Times

Directed by Ira Sachs. Starring Alfred Molina, Charlie Tahan, Darren E. Burrows, John Lithgow, Marisa and Tomei. Theatrically released in 2014. 94 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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Saturday January 24, 2015
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Children's Librarian Cathy DeVeer fora  family storytime full of stories, songs rhymes and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.

We will be sharing stories, songs and activities about planes, trains, boats, and automobiles.  

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday January 26, 2015
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LVM-Quincy provides free, one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and writing to adults on the South Shore. Come to this orientation session and find out if the program is compatible with your skills and interests and whether you want to make this volunteer commitment.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Miranda Training
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Miranda Training.

CONTACT: Tabitha Ramos    617-689-1091    tramos@publiccounsel.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy UnpluggedDrop by for a free acoustic Open Mike night and share your talent with a friendly audience. 

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or 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.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person between 6:15 and 6:30; perform from 6:30-8:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday January 27, 2015
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Playtime for Little Ones ages 0-2
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Put on your dancing shoes and get your singing voice in tune for an hour of playtime with your tots.  Join Mrs. Miller for an hour of fun full of bell and balls, scarves and rhythm sticks and, of course bubbles.  So come on in out of the cold for a play date full of music and fun.

 This program is for children ages 0-2 accompanied by an adult.  No registration is required.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teddy Bear Storytime @North Quincy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

New! Evening storytime for preschoolers

Join Children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear  at the North Quincy Branch for stories and songs for children ages 2-5 once a month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

Warm us with us as we read and sing about Winter. Feel free to wear your comfy jammies, and bring along your favorite bear.

No registration required. 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For four consecutive Tuesday nights this winter Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case brings a four-part series on popular music:

  • January 27: The birth of rock'n'roll
  • February 3: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • February 10: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • February 17: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday January 28, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: South Pacific
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillOn a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.

Directed by Joshua Logan. Starring Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, and John Kerr. Theatrically released in 1958. 157 Minutes; Not Rated

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday January 29, 2015
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Feature Film: The Drop
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillIn the underworld of Brooklyn bars, "money drops" are used to funnel cash to local gangsters. When a robbery at the bar of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini) goes awry, bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) finds himself entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living—no matter the cost.

"Like Gandolfini, the deep Brooklyn of The Drop is formidable, bona fide and memorable. " - New York Daily News

"Mr. Hardy's Brooklyn accent is not only flawless — a Londoner by birth, he's a vocal chameleon who played a Welshman in "Locke" — but tinged, I do believe, with a blithe, spot-on tribute to a blue-collar guy from another borough, Ernest Borgnine's immortal Marty. Here's a far-from-minor performance by a major star in the making. " - Wall Street Journal

Directed by Michael R. Roskam. Starring James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, and Tom Hardy. Theatrically released in 2014. 106 Minutes; Rated R for some strong violence and pervasive 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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Friday January 30, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 2, 2015
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This is a five week series of half hour programs for two-year-olds (ages 24-35 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

This program will take place on February 2, 9, 23 and March 2 and 9

Beginning Tuesday, January 20th  register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Junior Explorers for ages 3-5 @ Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 3-5.  The theme of this session is Animals

What's your favorite animal?  Is it a cat?  A snake?  Maybe a cow?  Come hear some stories about all sorts of animals and make some critter crafts.

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on  Feb. 2, 9, 23 and March 2

Beginning Tuesday, January 20th  register by clicking the Register button below. You may also stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, 41 Beale St. or call 617-376-1330 Monday- Thursday from 1:00 -5:00 pm.  

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Tuesday February 3, 2015
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @ Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

 

This is a five week series of storytimes for Rock-a-Bye Baby graduates ages 12 – 23 months who are mobile that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on  Feb. 3, 10, 24 1nd March 3 and 10.

Beginning Tuesday, January 20th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For four consecutive Tuesday nights this winter Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case brings a four-part series on popular music:

  • January 27: The birth of rock'n'roll
  • February 3: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • February 10: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • February 17: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday February 4, 2015
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This is a five week series of half hour programs for two-year-olds (ages 24-35 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

This program will take place on Feb 4, 11, 25 and March 4 and 11

Beginning Tuesday, January 20th  register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Drop
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn the underworld of Brooklyn bars, "money drops" are used to funnel cash to local gangsters. When a robbery at the bar of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini) goes awry, bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) finds himself entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living—no matter the cost.

"Like Gandolfini, the deep Brooklyn of The Drop is formidable, bona fide and memorable. " - New York Daily News

"Mr. Hardy's Brooklyn accent is not only flawless — a Londoner by birth, he's a vocal chameleon who played a Welshman in "Locke" — but tinged, I do believe, with a blithe, spot-on tribute to a blue-collar guy from another borough, Ernest Borgnine's immortal Marty. Here's a far-from-minor performance by a major star in the making. " - Wall Street Journal

Directed by Michael R. Roskam. Starring James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, and Tom Hardy. Theatrically released in 2014. 106 Minutes; Rated R for some strong violence and pervasive 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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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8.  The theme of this session is Medieval Times.

Travel back in time to read about knights and royalty, make your own helmet and shield and face off with dragons.  We'll be reading stories about medieval times and making crafts to help a medieval adventurer.

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on Feb. 4, 11, 25 and MArch 11.  

Beginning Tuesday, January 20th register by clicking the Register button below. You may also stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, 41 Beale St. or call 617-376-1330 Monday- Thursday from 1:00 -5:00 pm.  

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday February 5, 2015
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This is a five week series of storytimes for Rock-a-Bye Baby graduates ages 12 – 23 months who are mobile that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on  Feb 5, 12, 26 and March 5 and 12.

Beginning Tuesday, January 20th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film: Get On Up
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillChadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in this biopic from Universal Studios and director Tate Taylor (The Help). From a childhood spent in poverty to his emergence as the Godfather of Soul, Brown's incredible life story is one of talent, determination, and perseverance. Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, and Erica Huggins produce a film co-penned in part by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (Fair Game).

"One funk-tastic musical biopic. " - New York Post

Directed by Tate Taylor. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Craig Robinson, Dan Aykroyd, Fred Melamed, Jill Scott, Lennie James, Nelsan Ellis, Octavia Spencer, and Viola Davis. Theatrically released in 2014. 139 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations.

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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Sunday February 8, 2015
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Concerts @the Crane: Enchanting Odissi With Mouli Pal
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

TITLEOdissi is a lyrical dance originating in the Temples of Orissa in Eastern India depicting musical moods, nature's beauty and emotions of love, fear and anger through energetic footwork and captivating storytelling. The grace and elegance of this rarely seen dance form creates an illusion of Sculptures coming to life. Presented by Mouli Pal, an accomplished exponent who has been a regular performer, teacher and promoter of the dance form. This site has more information about Ms. Pal, including links to videos of her performances.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday February 9, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: chocolate
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the February session (Monday, February 9) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is chocolate.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday February 10, 2015
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @ Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For four consecutive Tuesday nights this winter Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case brings a four-part series on popular music:

  • January 27: The birth of rock'n'roll
  • February 3: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • February 10: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • February 17: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday February 11, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Get On Up
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillChadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in this biopic from Universal Studios and director Tate Taylor (The Help). From a childhood spent in poverty to his emergence as the Godfather of Soul, Brown's incredible life story is one of talent, determination, and perseverance. Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, and Erica Huggins produce a film co-penned in part by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (Fair Game).

"One funk-tastic musical biopic. " - New York Post

Directed by Tate Taylor. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Craig Robinson, Dan Aykroyd, Fred Melamed, Jill Scott, Lennie James, Nelsan Ellis, Octavia Spencer, and Viola Davis. Theatrically released in 2014. 139 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations.

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 February 12, 2015
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film: Dear White People
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie still At prestigious Winchester University, biracial student Samantha White begins her radio show, "Dear White People, the amount of black friends required not to seem racist has just been raised to two. Sorry, your weed man, Tyrone, doesn't count." Sam becomes president of the all-black residential hall Parker/Armstrong, whose existence is facing extinction in the name of diversification. TV reality show "Black Face/White Place" smells gold in Sam's story and decides to follow it, rejecting the proposal of fellow black student Coco Conners, who pitched her show "Doing Time at an Ivy League". The clamor over Sam's rise also becomes a career-defining opportunity for black misfit Lionel Higgins when he is asked to join the school's lily-white newspaper staff to cover the controversy, even though he secretly knows little about black culture.

"You want to see this movie, and you will want to talk about it afterward, even if the conversation feels a little awkward. If it doesn’t, you’re doing it wrong. There is great enjoyment to be found here, and very little comfort. " - The New York Times

Directed by Justin Simien. Starring Tessa Thompson and Tyler James Williams. Theatrically released in 2014. 108 Minutes; Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use.

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 February 13, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 16, 2015
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Library Closed: Presidents Day
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Tuesday February 17, 2015
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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For four consecutive Tuesday nights this winter Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case brings a four-part series on popular music:

  • January 27: The birth of rock'n'roll
  • February 3: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • February 10: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • February 17: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday February 18, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Oklahoma!
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with an evil ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love.

Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Starring Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, and Gene Nelson. Theatrically released in 1955. 145 Minutes; Approved by the 1955 Ratings Board

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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Quincy Animal Shelter Volunteer training
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

All are welcome for a training of Quincy Animal Shelter's volunteer staff. The event is open to the public for anyone interested in being a shelter volunteer.

CONTACT: Daniel Higgins    617-696-3616    zeno2944@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday February 19, 2015
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Feature Film: Lucy
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillLucy (Scarlett Johansson) accidentally gets caught up in a drug deal, but she soon turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human comprehension.

"Lucy is insane, makes very little sense, doesn't stand up to scrutiny and is an absolute blast. " - Arizona Republic

"The best comic-book movie in a long time, though based on no comic, Lucy is a film that mates classic Besson with Quentin Tarantino in a go at the mystical, world-solving vision found in Stanley Kubrick’s "2001: A Space Odyssey" and Terrence Malick’s "The Tree of Life." " - Austin Chronicle

Directed by Luc Besson. Starring Amr Waked, Analeigh Tipton, Jan Oliver Schroeder, Johan Philip Asbæk, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Min-sik Choi, Morgan Freeman, Nicolas Phongpheth, Pilou Asbæk, and Scarlett Johansson. Theatrically released in 2014. 89 Minutes; Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and 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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Monday February 23, 2015
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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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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy UnpluggedDrop by for a free acoustic Open Mike night and share your talent with a friendly audience. 

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or 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.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person between 6:15 and 6:30; perform from 6:30-8:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday February 24, 2015
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @ Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Wednesday February 25, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Lucy
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillLucy (Scarlett Johansson) accidentally gets caught up in a drug deal, but she soon turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human comprehension.

"Lucy is insane, makes very little sense, doesn't stand up to scrutiny and is an absolute blast. " - Arizona Republic

"The best comic-book movie in a long time, though based on no comic, Lucy is a film that mates classic Besson with Quentin Tarantino in a go at the mystical, world-solving vision found in Stanley Kubrick’s "2001: A Space Odyssey" and Terrence Malick’s "The Tree of Life." " - Austin Chronicle

Directed by Luc Besson. Starring Amr Waked, Analeigh Tipton, Jan Oliver Schroeder, Johan Philip Asbæk, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Min-sik Choi, Morgan Freeman, Nicolas Phongpheth, Pilou Asbæk, and Scarlett Johansson. Theatrically released in 2014. 89 Minutes; Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and 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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Thursday February 26, 2015
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday February 27, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Sunday March 1, 2015
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Concerts @the Crane: Songs of Pete Seeger
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Phil RosenthalFormer Connecticut State Troubadour Phil Rosenthal performs music by Pete Seeger in our 2015 Concerts @the Crane Winter/Spring series.

Pete Seeger (1919-2014), changed the landscape of American music. Singer and songwriter Phil Rosenthal, celebrates this folk icon with renditions of Seeger's best-loved songs. Phil Rosenthal is an internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter, having played with Emmylou Harris, Jerry Douglas, Bill Monroe, among others. Many have recorded his compositions, including Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, and Nick Cave. Billboard Magazine has called him, "a roots master musician". The Washington Post described him as "one of the most expressive singers in traditional country music".

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday March 2, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Literacy Tutor Training
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday March 3, 2015
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @ Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Thursday March 5, 2015
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday March 6, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Monday March 9, 2015
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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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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: Cheese
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the March session (Monday, March 9) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is cheese.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday March 10, 2015
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @ Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Alzheimer's: Know the 10 Warning Signs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

alz.orgEarly Detection Matters

As we age, there can be changes to our memory. Yet, memory loss or behavior changes severe enough to disrupt daily life are not a typical part of aging. Knowing the 10 Warning Signs can help determine if it's important to speak to your doctor and get a diagnosis for yourself or someone you care about.

Pre-registration is encuraged. Call 800-272-3900 to reserve a seat today.

Presented by the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

CONTACT: Alzheimer's Association, MA & NH chapter    800-272-3900    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday March 12, 2015
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday March 15, 2015
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Concerts @the Crane: Celtic Songs & Stories
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jeff SnowJoin us for a special Celtic-inspired afternoon of music with talented multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Snow.

Continuing our 2015 Concerts @the Crane Winter/Spring series, Jeff Snow plays the music and tells the stories behind the songs. He plays six and twelve string guitar, autoharp, Celtic Bouzouki & Bodhran. Jeff also plays the drums and a variety of other percussion instruments. A skilled guitar player, Jeff has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, of which he is also a contributor.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday March 30, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy UnpluggedDrop by for a free acoustic Open Mike night and share your talent with a friendly audience. 

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or 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.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person between 6:15 and 6:30; perform from 6:30-8:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday April 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Easter
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Monday April 13, 2015
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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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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: breakfast
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the April session (Monday, April 13) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is breakfast.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Monday April 20, 2015
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Library Closed: Patriots Day
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Monday May 11, 2015
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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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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: vegetables
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the May session (Monday, May 11) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is vegetables.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Monday May 25, 2015
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Library Closed: Memorial Day
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Monday June 8, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: cookout
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the June session (Monday, June 8) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is cookout.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Friday July 3, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Saturday July 4, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Sunday July 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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