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Saturday October 31, 2020
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Halloween Costume Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Celebrate Halloween from home with us in costume!

Join us live online for some spooky, kid-friendly stories and silly rhymes. Get ready to do the monster mash or show us your Halloween character's best dance moves! No registration is required.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday November 2, 2020
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Registration for Dungeon and Dragons - Ages 10-15
9:00 AM

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New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this three week series of Dungeons & Dragons games. We will meet once a week for an hour and a half for two weeks to play this story. This session will run on 11/10, 11/17 & 11/24. Please note: There is no wait list for this program, but we will be running more campaigns in the coming months. 

Campaign details: Join us for a prehistoric adventure where you and your group of explorers will encounter dinosaurs large and small, vicious and peaceful, as you trek through the jungle to find your way home after an unknown force zapped you into what might be just another land, but could be another time entirely!

Registration is required for this program.

Click here to register beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday, November 2.

Players will need to create a free account on Roll20.net and be able to join a Zoom meeting for voice chat. Character sheets and a tutorial on how to use Roll20 as a player will be provided in the first session! A link to the Zoom chat and invite to the Roll20 campaign will be emailed to registered players before the first session. This program will not be livestreamed to Youtube or Facebook.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

 
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x4    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library
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Live Online: Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Whether Scattergories is your thing or Pictionary or Broken Picturephone, blow off some academic steam with these fun classics in a new online format. 

LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Tuesday November 3, 2020
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National Election - No To-Go or In-Person Tech Services
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

To-Go services and in-person technology services are unavailable today.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Live Online: Falls Prevention and Stress Management for the Aging Adult
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tufts Medical Center logoEveryone is welcome and encouraged to attend any of all of the sessions in this four-part program that teaches and empowers aging adults and those who care for them with skills and ideas that decrease falls and increase independence. This evidence-informed program will discuss practical and proven exercises that promote a health and well-being. Each 90-minute session will build upon the previous one(s) to deepen your aging strong experience, but you can attend any or all, depending upon your availability. They will be recorded for later viewing and sharing and made available on the library's YouTube channel.

Join Debbie Lyn Toomey, RN, coordinator of the Tufts Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Program, for this engaging and valuable program on the first and third Tuesdays of the Month in November and December.

Nov. 3 Topic: Stress Management

It’s election season and along with it comes debates, tension, and yes… stress. Debbie will share simple stress management tools that can help you feel like a winner. Promise, there will be no politics discussed.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID: 874 7134 0892). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Tuesday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday November 4, 2020
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Advanced Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are on-line this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at 617-376-3295 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Wednesday's class is: Advanced Conversation.

Class Description: Participate in discussions on various topics, practice the correct use of advanced vocabulary in conversation, practice and improve your pronunciation.

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs, including additional ESOL classes and citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

 

 

 

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Thursday November 5, 2020
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Thursday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Preparing Quincy for Future Climate Impacts
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

photo of Quincy shore during a stormJoin a dialogue to begin preparing Quincy and the South Shore for future adverse climate impacts.

Learn about the health consequences of extreme weather (flooding, heatwaves, etc.) and projected impacts on Quincy and our surrounding communities. Then engage with experts for a question and answer session.

This presentation will be given by Rev. Vernon K. Walker, Program Manager, Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW); Dr. Caren Solomon, a primary care physician at BWH and a deputy editor at the New England Journal of Medicine; and Dr. James Recht, a psychiatrist in Cambridge, MA who is very involved in social justice efforts.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy CAN, the Quincy Climate Action Network, Quincy For Transformative Change, Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS), and the Quincy Interfaith Network.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID: 864 6279 0049). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Friday November 6, 2020
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Live Online: Music and Movement with Rubi
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco live online! Join us online here!

Rubi brings her popular preschool program to us virtually, so put on your favorite dancing shoes, clear some floor space, and join us for this lively mix of music and movement.

Please have a stuffed animal, scarf, something to drum on (a pot, a bowl, a box, etc.) and wooden spoons or silverware for drumsticks handy to use during our program today.

This program is especially good for children ages 0-4, but anyone who needs a dance break will have a lot of fun.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday November 9, 2020
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Tuesday November 10, 2020
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Tuesday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Real Talk
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Real Talk is a youth-led forum for discussion the issues that are most important to teens. We meet twice a month from 3-5 online. All meetings are planned, promoted and executed by our teen leaders.  

LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Dungeon and Dragons - Ages 10-15 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this three week series of Dungeons & Dragons games. We will meet once a week for an hour and a half for two weeks to play this story. This session will run on 11/10, 11/17 & 11/24. Please note: There is no wait list for this program, but we will be running more campaigns in the coming months. 

Campaign details: Join us for a prehistoric adventure where you and your group of explorers will encounter dinosaurs large and small, vicious and peaceful, as you trek through the jungle to find your way home after an unknown force zapped you into what might be just another land, but could be another time entirely!

Registration is required for this program.

Click here to register beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday, November 1.

Players will need to create a free account on Roll20.net and be able to join a Zoom meeting for voice chat. Character sheets and a tutorial on how to use Roll20 as a player will be provided in the first session! A link to the Zoom chat and invite to the Roll20 campaign will be emailed to registered players before the first session. This program will not be livestreamed to Youtube or Facebook.

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

 
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x4    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Rare Books Antiques Roadshow
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

rare booksLearn about the value of old and rare books. Share your own finds and have them appraised by Kenneth Gloss, a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow and the proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section. Before appraising books volunteered by audience members, Ken will share some stories from his history as the second-generation owner of his historic bookshop, which was founded in 1825.

Ken will highlight some of his favorite finds, describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. Following the talk and a question-and-answer session, Ken will give free verbal appraisals of books participants have brought. If you have a book you know ahead of time that you would like Ken to appraise, please send us an email with the subject line: Gloss Appraisal Request and include the title, author, and, if possible, photographs of the covers, title page, and anything else you find special.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID 853 2236 2872). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Closed: Veterans Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Advanced Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are on-line this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-3295 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Wednesday's class is: Advanced Conversation.

Class Description: Participate in discussions on various topics, practice the correct use of advanced vocabulary in conversation, practice and improve your pronunciation.

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you on-line this fall!

 

 

 

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Thursday November 12, 2020
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Thursday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you looking to make a difference in your community? Are you interested in volunteering? If the answer to those questions are yes, think then TAB is for you! This volunteer opportunity lets you help direct teen services at the library. Be the change you want to see and join TAB today! 

LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Cooking with Colin
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Photo of ColinTake your cooking to the next level with Colin!

  • November 12 - Healthy for the Holidays - (festive meal ideas)
    When we celebrate the holidays together with big meals, our traditional dishes are often heavy and leave us too tired to keep celebrating. In this class, we will learn ways to make some of our traditional meals lighter, and some new healthy holiday dishes that are lighter and will give us more energy to keep celebrating!  
  • December 10 - DIY Healthy Gifts Everyone Will Love to Eat!
    Give the gift of health for the holidays with these delicious & decadent desserts - these are gifts your family and friends will love! We’ll be making Peppermint Blizzard Rolls, Orange Chocolate Bites, and more.

These programs will be live-streamed as well as recorded for future viewing. They are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library and presented in partnership with the Boston Vegetarian Society.

Since Colin became vegan in 1995, he has been finding new ways to make healthy eating convenient and delicious, especially while raising two boys with healthy appetites. Colin teaches private and public cooking classes throughout New England, sharing his experience and recipes with people who want to incorporate more whole-food, plant-based meals for health, compassion, and the environment.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID 873-8149-9949). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Friday November 13, 2020
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Live Online: Music and Movement with Rubi
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco live online! Join us online here!

Rubi brings her popular preschool program to us virtually, so put on your favorite dancing shoes, clear some floor space, and join us for this lively mix of music and movement.

Please have a stuffed animal, scarf, something to drum on (a pot, a bowl, a box, etc.) and wooden spoons or silverware for drumsticks handy to use during our program today.

This program is especially good for children ages 0-4, but anyone who needs a dance break will have a lot of fun.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Diwali Storytime with Miss Sam
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us live online for a special storytime to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights! We will be learning about this beautiful holiday with songs, stories, and music, so come celebrate with us! Children are encouraged to wear traditional clothes if they choose. 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday November 16, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool Storytime with Miss Dorothy for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for preschool storytime. 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 and action rhymes round out the programs.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Among Us!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you think you'd be a great Impostor or Crewmate? Will you succeed in accomplishing your tasks? Or will your plan be thwarted by the Impostor? Join us in the co-op online game of Among Us! We will be utlizing Zoom to debate and discuss our findings during Emergency Meetings.

Registration: You must register with your email address in order to receive a link to participate. The link will be sent to your via email approximately one day before the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.

LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Bollywood Funk Dance Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chavi BansalEveryone is invited to this class that will teach a mix of Bollywood movement from India, including hand gestures and mudras combined with hip hop moves. The class will begin with a brief history of some of the origins of Bollywood dance and then you will learn a new choreography. Movement will start with a small warm up and coordination exercises, including hand movements moving into the choreography. 

Born and brought up in India, instructor Chavi Bansal started dancing professionally with Bollywood choreographer Ashley Lobo and his company “The Danceworx” in 2003. With the company, she has performed in many international film festivals including Indian international film festival, performing repertories from his Bollywood movies. Her curiosity to study dance lead her to earn her BFA in modern dance and choreography from The Netherlands. Currently, Chavi teaches a lot of Bollywood and modern dance classes around Boston. Her work in modern dance has been awarded and supported by The Boston Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, Mass Cultural Council, the Cambridge Arts Council, and others.

Join us on Zoom (meeting ID 884 2984 9272). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Tuesday November 17, 2020
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Live Online: Toddler Time for ages 2-3 with Miss Lori
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online. This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Falls Prevention and Stress Management for the Aging Adult
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tufts Medical Center logoEveryone is welcome and encouraged to attend any of all of the sessions in this four-part program that teaches and empowers aging adults and those who care for them with skills and ideas that decrease falls and increase independence. This evidence-informed program will discuss practical and proven exercises that promote a health and well-being. Each 90-minute session will build upon the previous one(s) to deepen your aging strong experience, but you can attend any or all, depending upon your availability. They will be recorded for later viewing and sharing and made available on the library's YouTube channel.

Join Debbie Lyn Toomey, RN, coordinator of the Tufts Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Program, for this engaging and valuable program on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in November and December.

Nov. 17 Topic: Gratitude is More than an Attitude

Did you know that gratitude can help you live a happy and long life? Debbie will share with you how to use gratitude skills that can help you feel more abundant and alive.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID: 874 7134 0892). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Tuesday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: South Shore Book Buzz
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us over on our Instagram (@teensattcpl) for our live book chat. This month we'll be recommending books that feature family and food in time for the holidays. We'll be joined by the Braintree and Marshfield Teen Librarians as we recommend some of our favorite books. Ask for recommendations or just come to see what we're talking about this month!

LOCATION: Main Library
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Live Online: Discover Historic New England-1620, the first year of contact
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

painting of Pilgrims first landing

In this program, we recall the first year of European existence in North America. The pilgrims came seeking religious freedom and found an untamed inhospitable wilderness fraught with innumerable dangers. They struggled with disease and death and survived through the grace of God and with the help of the "People of the Dawn" - the Wampanoag Nation. This program will be presented by historian Christopher Daley.

Daley will examine the difficult voyage over the Atlantic and the decision to land on Cape Cod rather than the intended destination; near the Hudson River. A visual overview will be given of the three explorations of the Cape made by the pilgrims in which satellite imagery is compared with 19th-century maps of the land explorations that were based on first-hand accounts. Additionally, their "first encounter" with the Nauset people will be chronicled, followed by a discussion on the reasons why Plymouth (Patuxet) was the eventual choice for settlement. (A booklet will be made available to the audience with directions to the locations and sites should they want to explore themselves.) The talk will continue with a look at the beginnings of Plymouth Colony and the original aboriginal inhabitants of Patuxet (and the horrific plague of 1618). The talk concludes with a recounting of the early, scant encounters with the Wampanoag people, the appearance of Samoset, followed by a description of the arrival of Massasoit and his retinue in March of 1620/21 and the treaty he forged with the people of Plymouth.

Join us on Zoom (meeting ID 869 0666 6989). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday November 18, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool ABC Storytime with Miss June for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss June live online for a weekly storytime exploring different letters of the alphabet! 

We'll have a special letter each storytime to learn and celebrate with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.

This storytime is for pre-schoolers, but toddlers can certainly join to become more familiar with the ABC's.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Advanced Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at 617-376-3295 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Wednesday's class is: Advanced Conversation.

Class Description: Participate in discussions on various topics, practice the correct use of advanced vocabulary in conversation, practice and improve your pronunciation.

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs, including additional ESOL classes and citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

 

 

 

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online Hour of Code for ages 9-12 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ever wanted to learn how to code? Join us on Zoom for an hour of code as we learn essential coding fundamentals. Children must be able to switch between multiple tabs and use the share-screen function on Zoom in order to participate.

Registration is required and space is limited. Click on the registration button that will appear below beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday, November 2. This program is for ages 9-12.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Family Pajama Storytime with Miss Sam
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Dungeon and Dragons - Ages 13-17 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons & Dragons games. We will meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month for an hour and a half. Please note: There is no wait list for this program, but we will be running more campaigns in the coming months. 

Campaign details TBA.

Registration is required for this program. Players will need to create a free account on Roll20.net and be able to join a Zoom meeting for voice chat. Character sheets and a tutorial on how to use Roll20 as a player will be provided in the first session! A link to the Zoom chat and invite to the Roll20 campaign will be emailed to registered players before the first session. This program will not be livestreamed to Youtube or Facebook.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Thursday November 19, 2020
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Live Online: Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months with Mrs. Miller
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for this storytime for ages 12-23 months that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Please have some wooden spoons from the kitchen, a light scarf, a water bottle filled with rice or macaroni, and bells or shaker handy to use during our program today.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Thursday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Teen Escape Room
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our Teen South Shore Escape Room this month is looking to get you out of town in our travel themed mystery. 

LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Online: Concerts @the Crane: Duo Amie-Music & the Mind
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Duo Amie recordingJoin us for the debut performance of a brand new concert recently recorded inside the library.

Duo Amie (Ellyses Kuan, piano and Julie Reimann, cello) played to a packed house in March before the current pandemic shut down large gatherings. They recently returned with a very relevant selection of music they have organized to explore the link between creativity and mental illness. Because the prevalence of mental illness, and especially mood disorders appears to be higher overall amongst artists of various kinds, it isn’t surprising that many composers struggled with mental illness, while also creating works of genius. While it is important not to downplay the suffering caused by psychiatric illness– we find it at the same time inspiring to recognize and appreciate the great works created despite the deep suffering these artists experienced. We find this particularly compelling given the difficult times we all now find ourselves in during the pandemic, in that the ability to create beauty under hardship is even more resonant and uplifting. 

This program highlights five composers who have brought solace and beauty to so many, and who created their work despite personal battles with depression and mental illness. For the pieces Ellyses and Julie are performing, they have also chosen paintings that they feel connect to the music, often through the parallels of mental illnesses suffered by both the visual and musical artists, and also through the imagery that the music evokes for them. There will also be brief commentary and stories intertwined, focused on the composers and visual artists. Join us for music by Arensky, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky, accompanied by paintings by Gauguin, Klee, Redon, Van Gogh, and Vrubel. 

This program will be broadcast on QATV channel 9, the library's YouTube and Facebook channels, and zoom. A live conversation with Ellyses and Julie will follow the broadcast program on zoom (and also shared to YouTube and Facebook). 

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID 863 8587 0564) for the conversation. We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Friday November 20, 2020
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Live Online: Native American Voices Storytime with Miss June
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss June live online to celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a storytime full of books by Native American authors and illustrators.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Saturday November 21, 2020
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Live Online: Dinosaur Draw and Tell Storytime for ages 3+ with Miss Sam
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Join Miss Sam live online as we read some dinosaur stories and draw some of our favorite dinos! Kids are welcome to grab some paper and crayons and draw along with Miss Sam.

This program is recommended for ages 3+.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday November 23, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool Storytime with Miss Dorothy for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for preschool storytime. 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 and action rhymes round out the programs.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Tuesday November 24, 2020
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Live Online: Toddler Time for ages 2-3 with Miss Lori
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online. This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Tuesday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Real Talk
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Real Talk is a youth-led forum for discussion the issues that are most important to teens. We meet twice a month from 3-5 online. All meetings are planned, promoted and executed by our teen leaders.  

LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool ABC Storytime with Miss June for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss June live online for a weekly storytime exploring different letters of the alphabet! 

We'll have a special letter each storytime to learn and celebrate with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.

This storytime is for pre-schoolers, but toddlers can certainly join to become more familiar with the ABC's.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you looking to make a difference in your community? Are you interested in volunteering? If the answer to those questions are yes, think then TAB is for you! This volunteer opportunity lets you help direct teen services at the library. Be the change you want to see and join TAB today! 

LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Closed: Thanksgiving
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday November 26, 2020
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Closed: Thanksgiving
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday November 27, 2020
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Closed: Thanksgiving
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday November 28, 2020
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Live Online: What's New Storytime with Miss June
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for a storytime full of the very newest picture books at the library. We have loads and loads of new books, and Miss June wants to share some of her favorites with you. 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday November 30, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool Storytime with Miss Dorothy for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for preschool storytime. 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 and action rhymes round out the programs.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Kahoot Challenge
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Looking to relax from the stresses of school? Join us for our monthly Kahoot Trivia Night where we test not only your skills but your reflexs in this fast paced quiz bowl. All participants will need 2 devices to participate. 

LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Tuesday December 1, 2020
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Live Online: Toddler Time for ages 2-3 with Miss Lori
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online. This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Falls Prevention and Stress Management for the Aging Adult
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tufts Medical Center logoEveryone is welcome and encouraged to attend any of all of the sessions in this four-part program that teaches and empowers aging adults and those who care for them with skills and ideas that decrease falls and increase independence. This evidence-informed program will discuss practical and proven exercises that promote a health and well-being. Each 90-minute session will build upon the previous one(s) to deepen your aging strong experience, but you can attend any or all, depending upon your availability. They will be recorded for later viewing and sharing and made available on the library's YouTube channel.

Join Debbie Lyn Toomey, RN, coordinator of the Tufts Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Program, for this engaging and valuable program on the first and third Tuesdays of the Month in November and December.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID: 874 7134 0892). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Tuesday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday December 2, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool ABC Storytime with Miss June for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss June live online for a weekly storytime exploring different letters of the alphabet! 

We'll have a special letter each storytime to learn and celebrate with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.

This storytime is for pre-schoolers, but toddlers can certainly join to become more familiar with the ABC's.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Advanced Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are on-line this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-3295 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Wednesday's class is: Advanced Conversation.

Class Description: Participate in discussions on various topics, practice the correct use of advanced vocabulary in conversation, practice and improve your pronunciation.

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you on-line this fall!

 

 

 

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Family Pajama Storytime with Miss Sam
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Thursday December 3, 2020
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Live Online: Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months with Mrs. Miller
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for this storytime for ages 12-23 months that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Please have some wooden spoons from the kitchen, a light scarf, a water bottle filled with rice or macaroni, and bells or shaker handy to use during our program today.



 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Thursday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday December 7, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool Storytime with Miss Dorothy for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for preschool storytime. 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 and action rhymes round out the programs.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: History of Christmas and its celebration in Ireland
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

traditional Irish Christmas churchg with treeLearn about Christmas has histocially been celebrated in the Emerald Isle and how it is celebrated by many today. The presentation will incorporate recorded music and video to create a holiday friendly atmosphere. The history of the emergence of the Christian annual celebration in Ireland and elsewhere will be explored along with how some of the earlier pagan traditions across Europe, including in Ireland, became incorporated.

This program will be presented by Sean Murphy, a teacher of Irish history, music and dance who was born and raised in Dublin and moved to Massachusetts in 2005.

Join us on Zoom (meeting ID 890 3024 5507). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Tuesday December 8, 2020
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Live Online: Toddler Time for ages 2-3 with Miss Lori
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online. This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Tuesday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday December 9, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool ABC Storytime with Miss June for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss June live online for a weekly storytime exploring different letters of the alphabet! 

We'll have a special letter each storytime to learn and celebrate with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.

This storytime is for pre-schoolers, but toddlers can certainly join to become more familiar with the ABC's.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Advanced Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are on-line this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-3295 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Wednesday's class is: Advanced Conversation.

Class Description: Participate in discussions on various topics, practice the correct use of advanced vocabulary in conversation, practice and improve your pronunciation.

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you on-line this fall!

 

 

 

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Family Pajama Storytime with Miss Sam
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Thursday December 10, 2020
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Live Online: Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months with Mrs. Miller
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for this storytime for ages 12-23 months that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Please have some wooden spoons from the kitchen, a light scarf, a water bottle filled with rice or macaroni, and bells or shaker handy to use during our program today.



 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Thursday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Cooking with Colin
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Photo of ColinTake your cooking to the next level with Colin!

  • October 8 - Whole Food Soups
    In this class, we'll be using fresh, whole-food ingredients to make delicious, heart-healthy soups - ditch the cans of soup and learn how much healthier and tastier fresh soups can be!  Come learn how to make Fragrant Coconut Soup, Lebanese Red Lentil Soup, and Creamy Tomato Soup.
  • November 12 - Healthy for the Holidays - (festive meal ideas)
    When we celebrate the holidays together with big meals, our traditional dishes are often heavy and leave us too tired to keep celebrating.  In this class, we will learn ways to make some of our traditional meals lighter, and some new healthy holiday dishes that are lighter and will give us more energy to keep celebrating!  
  • December 10 - DIY Healthy Gifts Everyone Will Love to Eat!
    Give the gift of health for the holidays with these delicious & decadent desserts - these are gifts your family and friends will love!  We’ll be making Peppermint Blizzard Rolls, Orange Chocolate Bites, and more.

These programs will be live-streamed as well as recorded for future viewing. They are made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library and presented in partnership with the Boston Vegetarian Society.

Since Colin became vegan in 1995, he has been finding new ways to make healthy eating convenient and delicious, especially while raising two boys with healthy appetites. Colin teaches private and public cooking classes throughout New England, sharing his experience and recipes with people who want to incorporate more whole-food, plant-based meals for health, compassion, and the environment.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID 873-8149-9949). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page.  If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Monday December 14, 2020
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Preschool Storytime with Miss Dorothy for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for preschool storytime. 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 and action rhymes round out the programs.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Bollywood Funk Dance Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chavi BansalEveryone is invited to this class that will teach a mix of Bollywood movement from India, including hand gestures and mudras combined with hip hop moves. The class will begin with a brief history of some of the origins of Bollywood dance and then you will learn a new choreography.  Movement will start with a small warm up and coordination exercises including hand movements moving into the choreography. 

Born and brought up in India, instructor Chavi Bansal started dancing professionally with Bollywood choreographer Ashley Lobo and his  company “The Danceworx” in 2003. With the company she has performed in many international film festivals including Indian international film festival, performing repertories from his Bollywood movies. Her curiosity to study dance lead her to earn her BFA in Modern dance and choreography from The Netherlands. Currently Chavi teaches a lot of Bollywood and modern dance classes around Boston. Her work in modern dance has been awarded and supported by The Boston Foundation, New England foundations for the arts, Mass cultural council, the Cambridge Arts council and others.

Join us on Zoom (meeting ID 884 2984 9272). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Tuesday December 15, 2020
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Live Online: Toddler Time for ages 2-3 with Miss Lori
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online. This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Falls Prevention and Stress Management for the Aging Adult
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tufts Medical Center logoEveryone is welcome and encouraged to attend any of all of the sessions in this four-part program that teaches and empowers aging adults and those who care for them with skills and ideas that decrease falls and increase independence. This evidence-informed program will discuss practical and proven exercises that promote a health and well-being. Each 90-minute session will build upon the previous one(s) to deepen your aging strong experience, but you can attend any or all, depending upon your availability. They will be recorded for later viewing and sharing and made available on the library's YouTube channel.

Join Debbie Lyn Toomey, RN, coordinator of the Tufts Medical Center’s Injury Prevention Program, for this engaging and valuable program on the first and third Tuesdays of the Month in November and December.

Please join us on Zoom (meeting ID: 874 7134 0892). We recommend using the free Zoom app. You can call (646) 558-8656 and use the same meeting ID to listen to the audio. You may also view the program live on our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. If you're new to Zoom, we recommend you install it and try it out beforehand (more than a few minutes before the program). If you're having trouble with it, ask us for help during our Help Desk hours.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Online - Youtube
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Tuesday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Wednesday December 16, 2020
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Live Online: Preschool ABC Storytime with Miss June for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss June live online for a weekly storytime exploring different letters of the alphabet! 

We'll have a special letter each storytime to learn and celebrate with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.

This storytime is for pre-schoolers, but toddlers can certainly join to become more familiar with the ABC's.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Dungeon and Dragons - Ages 10-15 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons & Dragons games. We will meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month for an hour and a half. Please note: There is no wait list for this program, but we will be running more campaigns in the coming months. 

Campaign details TBA.

Registration is required for this program. Players will need to create a free account on Roll20.net and be able to join a Zoom meeting for voice chat. Character sheets and a tutorial on how to use Roll20 as a player will be provided in the first session! A link to the Zoom chat and invite to the Roll20 campaign will be emailed to registered players before the first session. This program will not be livestreamed to Youtube or Facebook.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: Family Pajama Storytime with Miss Sam
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

 

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Thursday December 17, 2020
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Live Online: Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months with Mrs. Miller
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us live online for this storytime for ages 12-23 months that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Please have some wooden spoons from the kitchen, a light scarf, a water bottle filled with rice or macaroni, and bells or shaker handy to use during our program today.



 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Thursday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Tuesday December 22, 2020
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Live Online: English Talk Time - Intermediate Conversation
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Practice your English from the comfort of home! The library's ESOL classes are online this fall. (ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages) 

Classes meet once a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required. Please contact us at (617) 376-1314 or quenglishtalktime@ocln.org to sign up. 

Tuesday's class is: Intermediate Conversation.

Class Description: Read and discuss a story, learn and practice new vocabulary related to the story, practice and improve pronunciation, participate in discussions to practice conversational English skills

See the library calendar for more English Talk Time programs including additional ESOL classes and Citizenship classes. We look forward to seeing you online this fall!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-1314    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Online - Zoom
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Thursday December 24, 2020
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Closed: Christmas Eve
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday December 25, 2020
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Closed: Christmas Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday December 31, 2020
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Closed: New Year's Eve
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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