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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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Wednesday October 1, 2014 - Friday October 31, 2014
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Exhibit: Transition and Divertimentos
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

art sampleThroughout the month of October we are proud to present Transition and Divertimentos, original artwork by Alexandra Jordankova.  

Hailing from Boston, MA, Alexandra Jordankova is a visual artist and graphic designer with a particular fondness for abstract landscapes and immersive textures. Her work is eclectic and diverse, yet her will to experiment with different materials and creative process acts as a common thread-line, as the instinct and emotional eloquence of her artworks is often the forefront.

Born in former Czechoslovakia, Alexandra has always been fascinated by art, a passion that led her from early watercolors and tempera paintings to formal education and training in fine arts. In spite of a momentary lapse (Alexandra was focusing on getting her PhD in psychology), art took back the main spot in her life. Alexandra is now a SMFA certified Graphic Designer, professional artists and media creator, with a particular focus on abstractionism and photography. Find out more and browse through an extensive and wildly diverse portfolio of works: http://www.fineartbyalexandra.com

A reception with the artist will be held in the Coletti Reading Room on Saturday, October 4 from 2-4 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Saturday November 1, 2014 - Sunday November 30, 2014
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Exhibit: @Woodward School Annual Art Exhibit
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

art sampleThroughout the month of November we are proud to present Student Artwork from Woodward School. 

Works include media in pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, and charcoal. The works on display examine the world as seen through the artist's eyes. Ordinary objects and scenes are made extraordinary in this exhibition of works from students in grades 6 through 12.

A reception with the student artists will be held in the Coletti Reading Room on Wednesday, November 12 from 6-8 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Saturday November 1, 2014
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Publicc 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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Tuesday November 4, 2014
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Registration for Fall Session II Storytimes
9:00 AM

Due to overcrowding the following storytimes require advance registration.

You must be a Quincy resident to register. Children must be of age by the first meeting and each child may only be registered fro one program.

Just for Twos (ages 24-35 months) will meet on Mondays at 10:00 am on Nov. 17, 24 and Dec. 1, 8 and 15

Tuesday Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 12-23 months) will meet on Tuesdays at 11:00 am  on Nov. 18, 25 and Dec. 2, 9 and 16

Thursday Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 12-23 months) will meet on Thursdays at 9:30 am on Nov. 20 and Dec. 4, 11 and 18

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

Due to limited space registration is required and limited to Quincy residents for the following afterschool storytimes at the Wollaston Branch Library.

Junior Explorers for ages 3 - 5 on Mondays, Nov. 17, 24 and Dec. 1, 8 and 15 at 3:00 pm 

Explorers Club for ages 6-8 on Wednesdays, Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, 10 and 17  at 3:00 pm

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Wednesday November 5, 2014
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Life of Crime
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillThe wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off a sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard.

"Schechter’s soul-scored film is impeccably styled for the time period, and its easy pacing reminds me of the gold standard for Leonard adaptations, “Out of Sight.”" - New York Post

Directed by Daniel Schechter. Starring Isla Fisher, Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Mark Boone Junior, Mos Def, Tim Robbins, and Will Forte. Theatrically released in 2014. 94 Minutes; Rated R for language, some sexual content and 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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Crime By the Book: Amateur Sleuths Solve Cold Cases
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

HalberThe police and media give little attention and often fail to ever solve mysteries when anonymous bodies are found. Thanks to the Internet, anyone with a computer, curiosity, patience, and a passion for justice can enter the dark world of missing persons and unsolved homicides. Come learn how such matches are made and learn about the growing cooperation between law enforcement and ordinary citizens whose persistence can sometimes crack the code in cold cases that have languished unresolved for years.

This program will be presented by Deborah Halber. A freelance journalist since 2004, her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, MIT Technology Review, the graphic news magazine Symbolia, and many university publications. She is the author of the recently published narrative nonfiction book, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths are Solving America's Coldest Cases, and copies will be availble to purchase at the event. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the National Association of Science Writers, she lives near Boston in a house with a lot of former pets buried out back.

Quincy’s own Bobby Lingoes, one of the first--and most successful--web sleuths in the US, will talk about cold cases involving lost identity.

See http://deborahhalber.mit.edu/ for more information.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 6, 2014
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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: Life of Crime
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillThe wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off a sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard.

"Schechter’s soul-scored film is impeccably styled for the time period, and its easy pacing reminds me of the gold standard for Leonard adaptations, “Out of Sight.”" - New York Post

Directed by Daniel Schechter. Starring Isla Fisher, Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Mark Boone Junior, Mos Def, Tim Robbins, and Will Forte. Theatrically released in 2014. 94 Minutes; Rated R for language, some sexual content and 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 November 7, 2014
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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 8, 2014
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Denise Shaver for a family storytime full of stories, songs, rhymes and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. In the large meeting room at the Main Library.

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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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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Monday November 10, 2014
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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 discussing  Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. 

Please stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a copy of the book to read before the program.
 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Low Wage Workers Organizing: The Fight For 15 and a Union
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Low-wage workers are taking actions nationally fight for a living wage and for dignity on the job.  Hear the stories of these workers and what they've been doing.

CONTACT: Chris Persampieri    781-707-6710    cfpersampieri@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday November 11, 2014
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Library Closed: Veterans' Day
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Wednesday November 12, 2014
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Feature Film @North Quincy: We bought a zoo
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillWe Bought a Zoo, a memoir by Benjamin Mee, tells the true account of how the author and his family used their life savings to buy a dilapidated zoo, replete with 200 exotic animals facing destruction, in the English countryside. Mee, along with his children, had to balance caring for his wife, who was dying of brain cancer, with dealing with escaped tigers, raising endangered animals, working with an eclectic skeleton crew and readying the zoo for a reopening.

"The film is sweet. Its observations of life in the aftermath of death ring true, especially for anyone who's traveled the contours of mourning." - San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson. Theatrically released in 2011. 126 Minutes; Rated PG for language and some thematic elements.

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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Woodward School Exhibit Reception
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join the artists from the Woodward School art exhibition for a reception, celebrating their artistic accomplishments.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston
6:30 PM - 7:30 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 6:30 and 7:30 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 come in and construct! Build towers, bridges and experiment with ramps. See how tall you can build your tower, try to make your bridge stronger, send a car down different ramps and see what's fastest! 

This program does not require registration.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday November 13, 2014
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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: 22 Jump Street
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillAfter making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

"A hugely enjoyable shambles. It’s a comic deconstruction of that most useless of Hollywood artifacts — the blockbuster sequel — that refuses to take itself seriously on any level." - Boston Globe

Directed by Chris Miller. Starring Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Jonah Hill, Nick Offerman, and Peter Stormare. Theatrically released in 2014. 110 Minutes; Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and 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 November 14, 2014
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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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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

A brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel, A Tale for the Time Being from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki. In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century.

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday November 15, 2014
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Mad Science Preschool for ages 3-5- Adventures in Air
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop helps children ages 3-5 discover the invisible world of air! The children will explore the uses and properties of air using Vortex Generators and experiment with the concepts using a Bernoulli bag and pinwheels, and like “magic” a ping pong ball will seem to float in midair! The children will enjoy an entertaining application of their new knowledge by constructing their own Cloud Climber Cardboard jets to take home.

This 45 minute workshop for ages 3-5 will be held on Saturday, November 15th 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- Electricity
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In this electrifying Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop, children ages 6-10 will take a tour of the electron freeway. The roadside attractions include hands-on activities and illuminating demonstrations. The children will excite some electrons as they construct circuits and test various materials for conductivity with space-age plasma balls. Problem-solving and scientific know-how are explored when the children create and play an electronic game, and each child will take home a static stick to further their exploration of static electricity.

This 1 hour workshop for ages 6-10 will be held on Saturday, November 15th 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 November 17, 2014
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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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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 November 17,and 24 and December 1, 8 and 15

Beginning Tuesday, November 4th  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 Dinosaurs

Roar with a T-Rex!  Stomp with an Apatosaurus!  Fly with a Pteranodon!  Join us for five weeks of dinosaur stories and crafts.

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on  Nov. 17 and 24th and December 1, 8 and 15. T

Beginning Tuesday, Novemebr 4th 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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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: Side Dishes
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 November session (Monday, November 17) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of most months. This month the theme is Side Dishes.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday November 18, 2014
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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  November 18 and 25 and December 2, 9 and 16

Beginning Tuesday,November 4th 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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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 on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

This month join us for some Bear Tales. 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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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 Monsters.  Werewolves, vampires, zombies, ghosts, cryptids of all kinds - read a book about a supernatural creature for November. It could be a scary book to keep you up at night, or it could be a silly take on a normally frightening monster. Find a book with a creepy creature and come tell us all about it.

Find a book that takes you away from home and outside our borders and join us to talk about it.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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What's Cooking @your library: New Traditions for Thanksgiving
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Liz Barbour stuffing a turkey

Learn the art of creating a Thanksgiving menu that is easy, artistic, and delicious. Liz will talk you through the best way to select and prepare turkey and demonstrate two of her favorite side dish recipes. Each recipe is designed to make your Thanksgiving preparation simple and carefree so you can enjoy feasting with your guests. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and samples. Note: This program includes a slide presentation of Liz's experience at a local neighbor’s turkey slaughter. No gore is included, but it does show folks the importance of the humane treatment of slaughtered animals.

Pre-registration is required so we can make sure we have enough food for everyone to get a taste.

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started The Creative Feast in 2004. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine. 

Liz shares her skills as a working chef and entertaining communicator, whose relaxed and humorous attitudes toward food demystify the cooking process. Sit back and watch while Liz prepares and presents exciting dishes for you and your friends to enjoy. Liz's professional experience includes working as a Chef (Grappa in Maynard), Chef and Manager (Barsamian’s in Cambridge), Catering Chef (Baker’s Best in Newton), Pastry Chef (The Inn At Harvard in Cambridge), and being a member of the James Beard Foundation in New York City.

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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Wednesday November 19, 2014
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Feature Film @North Quincy: hello dolly
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillA matchmaker named Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City. In New York, she fixes Vandergelder's clerks up with the woman Vandergelder had been courting, and her shop assistant (Dolly has designs of her own on Mr. Vandergelder, you see).

"A magical, old-fashioned musical." - Common Sense Media

Directed by Gene Kelly. Starring Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, and Michael Crawford. Theatrically released in 1969. 146 Minutes; Rated G

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 Space.

Blast off for outer space, visit the planets of our solar system, welcome aliens to Earth and more with some stellar stories and crafts.

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, 10 and 17.  We will not meet on Nov. 26th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Beginning Tuesday, November 4th 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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Film & Discussion - America: Imagine a World Without Her
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Please join the John Birch Society for a screening and discussion of the recently released movie, "America: Imagine a World Without Her" based upon the book of the same name by Dinesh D'souza.

CONTACT: Robert Seeley    781 335 2300    yellowdinosaur@verizon.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 20, 2014
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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  November 20 and December 4, 11, and 18

Beginning Tuesday, Novemebr 4th 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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Job Fair
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Find out about job openings
  • Meet potential employers
  • Dress professionally & bring a plenty of resumes!
  • Career Center Members: Bring your ID number

Save the date. The following employers participated in the last job fair. When employers are secured this list will be updated until the day of the event, so watch this posting!

  • AFLAC
  • Anodyne
  • Combined Insurance
  • Domino’s
  • Eliot Community Services
  • EOS CCA
  • Express Pros
  • Hannaford Supermarket
  • Labor Ready
  • LYFT
  • Macy’s
  • Road to Responsibility
  • Robert Half
  • Sears
  • Soma Intimates
  • Target
  • US Post Office

Sponsored by the Quincy Career Center

CONTACT: Quincy Career Center    617-745-4069    riacobucci@pqcc.org
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 Fault in Our Stars
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillHazel (inspired by Quincy teen Esther Earl) and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that takes them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

"Director Josh Boone does a wonderful job of celebrating the sentimentality without shying away from the tough moments. The pacing, music and editing are all first-rate." - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Josh Boone. Starring Ana Dela Cruz, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Lotte Verbeek, Nat Wolff, Randy Kovitz, Sam Trammell, Shailene Woodley, and Willem Dafoe. Theatrically released in 2014. 126 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality 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 November 21, 2014
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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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Saturday November 22, 2014
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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.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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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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Monday November 24, 2014
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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 November 25, 2014
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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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Quincy Asian Resources Annual Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

QARI Annual Meeting

CONTACT: John Brothers    617 472-2200    john@quincyasianresources.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday November 26, 2014
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Library Closed @ 5:00 p.m.: Thanksgiving
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Last of the Mohicans
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillHawkeye and his adoptive Mohican father and brother protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

"Never mind the gorgeous wilderness backdrop, the 18th-Century details, the carefully voiced and subtitled American Indian dialogue. From its very first frame until seconds before closing credits, "Mohicans" is an action movie." - Chicago Tribune

Directed by Michael Mann. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, and Madeleine Stowe. Theatrically released in 1992. 112 Minutes; Rated R for 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 November 27, 2014
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Library Closed: Thanksgiving
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Saturday November 29, 2014
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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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Monday December 1, 2014
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Mini-Med School with Tufts Medical Center: Women's Health
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come join Dr. Ney for an informative presentation on women's health and preventative care.

Presented by Tufts Medical Center and the New England Quality Care Alliance.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting 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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Tuesday December 2, 2014
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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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Discover Historic New England: 100 years of the Cape Cod Canal
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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.

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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Wednesday December 3, 2014
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Parent Clients in Crisis
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Approved for 2 CLEs, this training aims to provide strategies, resources and ways of thinking about parent clients in crisis in the context of care and protection cases.

This is a free seminar sponsored by the Committe 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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Thursday December 4, 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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Friday December 5, 2014
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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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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 6, 2014
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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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Monday December 8, 2014
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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: Cookie Swap
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to come to the Annual Cookie Swap. This is part of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of most months. Get ideas for cookie recipes in some of our books.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday December 9, 2014
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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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What's Cooking @your library: Healthy Holiday Entertaining
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Liz Barbour

Preparing ahead so you can enjoy the party

Holiday entertaining can be stressful and calorie laden..but it doesn't need to be. Join Chef and cooking instructor Liz Barbour and learn how to plan a healthy menu that can include recipes that are prepared ahead and recipes that can be put together last minute with very little fuss. Liz will talk you through shopping lists, preparation task lists and the art of tweaking purchased items with your own personal touch so every dish looks amazing and tastes delicious. Liz's discussion is followed by a cooking demonstration of two of her favorite entertaining recipes. Each recipe is designed to make your holiday party preparation simple and carefree so you can enjoy feasting with your guests. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and samples.

Pre-registration is required so we can make sure we have enough food for everyone to get a taste.

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started The Creative Feast in 2004. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine.

Liz shares her skills as a working chef and entertaining communicator, whose relaxed and humorous attitudes toward food demystify the cooking process. Sit back and watch while Liz prepares and presents exciting dishes for you and your friends to enjoy. Liz's professional experience includes working as a Chef (Grappa in Maynard), Chef and Manager (Barsamian’s in Cambridge), Catering Chef (Baker’s Best in Newton), Pastry Chef (The Inn At Harvard in Cambridge), and being a member of the James Beard Foundation in New York City.

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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Wednesday December 10, 2014
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Opportunity Quincy Focus on the Next Five Years
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Quincy's Department of Planning and Community Development (PCD) is in the process of preparing the new 5-year Consolidated Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant; HOME; and ESG funding from the U.S Department of Housing & Urban Development.

The City of Quincy, MA Department of Planning and Community Development (PCD) designs and delivers capacity building and highlight events to support the work of our Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) recipients, while providing an opportunity to engage region-wide social impact leaders in an information exchange and networking.

 

 

CONTACT: Melissa Horr Pond    617-376-1053    mhorr@quincyma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday December 11, 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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Friday December 12, 2014
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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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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian is a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and revenge—set in war-ravaged Tuscany

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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Quincy Community Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Everyone is welcome to participate to come and donate blood. 

CONTACT: Leah McLean    617.268.7459    leah.mclean@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday December 13, 2014
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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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Monday December 15, 2014
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday December 16, 2014
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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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Go Places @your Library: Extreme Adventures!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

GOING TO EXTREMES

An adventure travel journalist for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Huffington Post, Peter Mandel hunts his stories and photos in the world's far corners, including Antarctica, India, Egypt, Patagonia, the fjords of Norway, the mountain pathways of Japan, and the deserts of Africa. The author of ten books, he'll talk about his most extreme travel experiences--experiencing a coup in Ecuador, suiting up as a theme park character, sailing on an Arctic icebreaker, camping in the African bush, and kayaking to the Statue of Liberty--as well as about how adventure travel turns to prose on today's newspaper page.

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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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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Saturday December 20, 2014
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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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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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Monday December 29, 2014
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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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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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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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Tuesday January 13, 2015
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It's Getting Hot in Here! Is it weather or climate change?
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In 2010 the National Academy of Sciences published that 97% of of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities*. What do they know? Come learn about climate change and current changes in Northeastern America 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 work has centered on environmental change in NE North America and nature conservation in China.

Sponsored by the Quincy Climage 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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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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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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Tuesday January 27, 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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Tuesday February 3, 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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Tuesday February 10, 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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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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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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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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Literacy Tutor Training
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting 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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Tuesday March 10, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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