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Sunday July 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Monday July 6, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Windsocks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

mulanThis retelling of the old Chinese folktale is about the story of a young Chinese maiden who learns that her weakened and lame father is to be called up into the army in order to fight the invading Huns. Knowing that he would never survive the rigours of war in his state, she decides to disguise herself and join in his place. Unknown to her, her ancestors are aware of this and to prevent it, they order a tiny disgraced dragon, Mushu to join her in order to force her to abandon her plan. He agrees, but when he meets Mulan, he learns that she cannot be dissuaded and so decides to help her in the perilous times ahead.

This movie is rated G and runs for 90 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Summer Reading Kickoff: Snack Attack
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Craving an afternoon snack? Stop in and kick off our SummerReading program with these quick and easy snacks. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Windsocks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Jedi Training with Jungle Jim @North Quincy
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Jedi JimJoin Jungle Jim as he leads us through Jedi Knight Training Camp. You will face challenges including Jedi Force Magic, the Laser Balloon Barrage and Jedi Teamwork culminating in an epic lightsaber duel with the Jedi Master himself.

This program is intended for children ages 4-9 accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Local Film: The Bostonian
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

bostonianJoin the Director and select members of the cast and crew for a showing of the locally created thriller, The Bostonian. A question and answer session will be held after the film.

Marshal is a handsome successful career man who drives a luxury sports car, lives in the best part of the city, eats at the finest restaurants, drinks the rarest whiskeys, collects the priciest art...and is a serial killer the media has dubbed the "Bostonian," stalking Beantown for over two years. On his last outing Marshal made mistakes, one of which was leaving a witness to his crime. Det. Sean Burke, Marshal's best friend, mentions that police are closing in on the unknown killer, a piece of information that brings Marshal's fragile psyche crashing down and latent memories of his mother's verbal and sexual abuse flood his mind. Meanwhile a would be lover figures out what Marshal really is as he goes on a warpath to secure all loose ends.

Written and directed by Michael J. Demasi. Starring Paul Held, Jami Tennille, and Greg Shea. 108 minutes. Not rated but "would be R if rated by the MPAA". See a trailer here.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Windsocks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Mr. Turner
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillMr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the life of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. Nominated for 4 Oscars.

"(F)ar more than merely an explosion of color and toned nuance for the eye. The real reason to make this a must-see ... is to wallow in the Oscar-worthy acting talent of Leigh’s veteran player Timothy Spall." - Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Mike Leigh. Starring Amy Dawson, Dorothy Atkinson, Karl Johnson, Lesley Manville, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Ruth Sheen, Sandy Foster, & Timothy Spall. Theatrically released in 2014. 150 Minutes; Rated R for some sexual content.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday July 9, 2015
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Matinee Film: Focus
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillNicky (Will Smith) is a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.

"This is just sheer, escapist entertainment from start to finish." - Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Starring Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, and Will Smith. Theatrically released in 2015. 105 Minutes; Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief 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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Superhero Cookies @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Windsocks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Summer Reading: Minute-to-Win-it
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Try this villainous twist on the popular TV game show. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

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

Lenny SolomonLenny Solomon will be joined by his band to present a fabulous evening of music. A seasoned singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Lenny Solomon's style has been compared to early Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Solomon began his career in the late 1960s. A fixture at the now defunct Idler Coffeehouse in Harvard Square, Cambridge, he regularly performed there on Friday nights for over eight years. The Idler was a training ground for songwriters such as Geoff Bartley, Paul Rishell, Spider John Koerner, and Ric Ocasek. During these years as a solo performer he shared bills with many touring performers including Chris Smither, Carolyn Hester, Bonnie Raitt, and Spider John. For many years music lay in the background of his life.

From the 1980s through the mid-1990s, Solomon continued to write songs, but rarely performed in public. He chose rather to raise his family and work in environmental research at Harvard University. In 1997 Solomon got back into performing and formed a folk/country band appropriately enough called Solomon. Performing his original material, Solomon has released one EP and four CDs. More information is available on his website, www.solomonband.com.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 10, 2015
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing Lucky Us by Amy Bloom

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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Bubble Play
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

bubblesChildren of all ages are invited to join us on the front lawn of the library to blow some bubbles! We will have tubs of bubble solution and plenty of bubble makers to experiment with. Can you make giant bubbles? Little tiny bubbles? Can you make bubbles with your hands or do you need a bubble wand? Find out if a square bubble wand makes square bubbles and grab some bubble solution recipes to try out at home.  Parents this is sure to be loads of soapy, soaking fun so make sure your children are dressed to get messy.

This program must take place outdoors so in case of bad weather we will blow our bubbles on July 17th.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes, weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Teen Summer Reading: Thor Interactive Screening
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This interactive showing of Thor will have you jumping out of your seat and yelling at the screen. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday July 11, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday July 13, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spiderman scene

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Lion KingA young lion prince is born in Africa, thus making his uncle Scar the second in line to the throne. Scar plots with the hyenas to kill King Mufasa and Prince Simba, thus making himself King. The King is killed and Simba is led to believe by Scar that it was his fault, and so flees the kingdom in shame. After years of exile he is persuaded to return home to overthrow the usurper and claim the kingdom as his own thus completing the "Circle of Life".

This movie is rated G and runs for 89 minutes.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Independent Film: Following The Ninth: In The Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Following the ninthCome to a special local screening of a wonderful independent film, with a Q&A with the director following the show.

(trailer www.followingtheninth.com), a film about Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and social justice struggles around the world. Over the past year, I have been doing partnered screenings with symphonies, choral societies, art museums, human rights organizations, churches, synagogues, colleges and theaters in the United States and Europe. I am scheduled to be in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont during the month of July, and I am looking for other venues for screenings and special fundraising events. I hope that some of you might find Following The Ninth would be a good fit for a fundraising screening, or as outreach and education to members and friends. I will be visiting Middlebury, Manchester, Brattleboro and Bennington, Vermont, and have a screening scheduled in Medway and Cambridge, Massachusetts and Eastport, Maine. But several dates are still open. The website and trailer for the film (www.followingtheninth.com) will tell you and your colleagues a lot about the film, but in brief Following The Ninth is about how freedom movements--in China at Tienanmen Square in 1989, at the Berlin Wall in the same year, women living under Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile, and in Japan after the Tsunami of 2011--used Beethoven's Ninth as both battle cry of liberation, and a source of strength during dark times. The film has screened in over 200 cities across the U.S. and Europe, and has received some high praise and attention from NPR, All Things Considered, Bill Moyers and Co., and from the national press, as you will see from the attached publicity sheet, or from a perusal of Rotten Tomatoes and other similar film review sites. Those in the audience who remember the events presented in the film, have found a new way to view this history through the medium of music, and the young are surprised by the first discovery of the Ninth's power to inspire, heal and repair.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 14, 2015
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Mother Goose and Little Bo-Peep for ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spiderman scene

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Children's Book Discussion Group: N.E.R.D.S.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

nerds book coverJackson Jones used to be the most popular 11-year-old at Nathan Hale Elementary, but now he's forced to wear hideous magnetic braces on his teeth. Dumped by his friends, he starts paying more attention to his surroundings and discovers that a small group of nerds vanishes regularly during the school day. He learns they're a group of super-secret, super-enhanced spies, and he accidentally gets enhanced himself. The five existing members of the National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society want nothing to do with the former "popular," despite the best efforts of their adult handlers. When the NERDS are captured by evil Dr. Jigsaw, can "Braceface" save the day (and the world)?

hildren entering grades 5 through 8 are invited to join us to discuss this funny superhero story and what kind of super powers you might have.  While we talk you will learn how to use beads to create your own Morse code secret messages.

Copies of the book,  N.E.R.D.S. National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley will be available for pick up in the Children’s Room beginning June 9th.

 
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Romantic Outlaws
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Romantic Outlaws book coverThe Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her Daughter Mary Shelley.

Both women defied the social standards of their time and adamantly worked for women's rights. Wollstonecraft died 10 days after the birth of her daughter, so they never knew each other, but Mary Shelley was raised to know of her mother's beliefs and her later life closely reflected her mother's. Mary Shelley, of course, wrote Frankenstein at the age of 19.

Come hear an animated presentation by Charlotte Gordon, the author of the just published book on this subject that is receiving rave reviews in the U.S. and England. This new perspective on Mary Shelley's life is causing academics to reevaluate what has been standard thinking and teaching of the classic Frankenstein.

This groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she never knew. Mary Wollstonecraft died in 1797, ten days after giving birth to her second daughter. Five years earlier, Wollstonecraft had won fame by proclaiming the rights of women in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Her daughter Mary was to follow a similarly audacious path, publishing Frankenstein at age nineteen. Brave, passionate, and visionary, Wollstonecraft and Shelley broke almost every rule there was to break. They had scandalous love affairs, bore children out of wedlock and chose to live in exile outside their native country. Each in her own time fought against the injustices women faced and wrote books that changed literary history.

This book is a New York Times editors' pick. The London Times selected it as book of the week. Learn more on Charlotte's website.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday July 15, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spiderman scene

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

movie stillApril, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

"Fury is literally visceral— a kind of war horror film, which is, of course, what good combat films should be." - The New Yorker

Directed by David Ayer. Starring Brad Pitt, Brad William Henke, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, and Shia LaBeouf. Theatrically released in 2014. 134 Minutes; Rated R for strong sequences of war violence, some grisly images, and language throughout.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Summer Reading: Spy Training
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Here lies your mission should you choose to accept it. Attend to try our spy training course and see if your have what it takes to complete the mission. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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PJ Storytime with Diana Kane for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Comic Book Art @Wollaston
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making your own comic book? Come on in to the Wollaston Branch for a chance to get started or to continue a comic you've been working on. We'll have paper, pencils, colored pencils, rulers, some layout examples to use and plenty of comic books to look at for inspiration. You can work on your own or bring a friend and work together. This workshop for children ages 8 and older starts at 7pm and runs for one hour.

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday July 16, 2015
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring your preschooler in to the Wollaston Branch to do some of our favorite science activities from the past year of Preschool Discovery. Did you have fun mixing baking soda and vinegar? Did you miss out on making constellations? Come in and try out those activities and more! Drop in any time between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m for easy, fun science!

Looking for more science to do at home check out these science posts from our blog.

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: '71
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie still ’71 takes place over a single night in the life of a young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.

"Yann Demange’s ’71, with an astonishing performance by Jack O’Connell, is big-screen storytelling stripped to its dramatic and visual essentials, and the result is nothing less than shattering." - Wall Street Journal

Directed by Yann Demange. Starring Charlie Murphy, Jack O'Connell, Paul Anderson, Paul Popplewell, Sam Hazeldine, Sam Reid, and Sean Harris. Theatrically released in 2015. 99 Minutes; Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and language throughout.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spiderman scene

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Concert on the Lawn: 4EverFab
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

4everfab logoNew England's premier Beatles tribute band. Featuring brilliant lead vocals, precise three-part harmonies and outstanding musicianship, 4EverFab plays The Beatles' greatest hits. Come join us for this time capsule of classic rock music.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 17, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes, weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday July 18, 2015
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Music and Movement with Rubi
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 is required.

This program is 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
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday July 20, 2015
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Every Hero has a Story with Sparky's Puppets
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

sparky heroesSparky’s Puppets presents “Every Hero has a Story” a special puppet show for children ages 3-8 accompanied by an adult.

You never know who will save the day. It's not always the biggest and strongest! This show is a lively collection of tales about some surprising heroes.

Watch a tiny mouse rescue a huge lion. Follow the adventures of a clever kitten who travels to the moon to solve some puzzling riddles. And discover an unexpected character who proves to be the "greatest of all!"

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Firefighter craft

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Join us for this ever popular Disney animated version of the classic fairytale.

Follow Belle, a bright and beautiful young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who has been turned into a beast. With the help of  the castle's enchanted staff-a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among others- Belle learns to see beneath the Beast's exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince.

This movie is rated G and runs for 90 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Lijiong Liao Students Violin Recital
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Everyone is welcome to attend this student violin recital.

CONTACT: Lijiong Liao    617-821-5679    julialiao@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Firefighter craft

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Summer Reading: Heroes vs Villains
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Batman or the Joker, Spiderman or Vulture, Thor or Loki? Come celebrate your favorite superhero or villain. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teddy Bear Storytime @North Quincy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch for stories and songs for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.

Feel free to wear your comfy jammies and bring along your favorite stuffed friend, as we celebrate summer with vacation stories.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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D & D Adventures - The Forgotten Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Be a dungeon-delving hero in this introduction to the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition rules.

Participants will use pre-built characters and work together to explore a dungeon leading to a lost library full of powerful tomes. Discover the Secrets of Tokra: The Forbidden Library.

This one hour program for children ages 10 and older requires no prior knowledge of D&D rules and will be a self-contained adventure.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday July 22, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Firefighter craft

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

movie stillNicky (Will Smith) is a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.

"This is just sheer, escapist entertainment from start to finish." - Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Starring Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, and Will Smith. Theatrically released in 2015. 105 Minutes; Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief 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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PJ Storytime with Diana Kane for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday July 23, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Firefrighter craft

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

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

Sweet WednesdaySweet Wednesday's songs spin tales that allow the listener to peek into the human soul in its most intimate and magical moments. Singer/songwriters Dave Falk and Lisa Housman met in 2001, and immediately knew there was a songwriting, performing chemistry at work. Since then, the duo has released three albums to critical acclaim, toured extensively, and been featured on radio and television programs throughout the U.S. and abroad.

The pair alternate lead vocal duties, with sweet harmonies reminiscent of Gram Parsons and Emmy Lou Harris. Multi-instrumentalist Dave Falk lends his own unique style to the guitar, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, and fiddle, while Lisa Housman, in a voice often compared to Natalie Merchant and Joan Baez, sings of long-distance friendships, having a hard day working as a clerk in a bakery in New York City, lost love, and those crazy mermaids you might encounter after being out on the ocean for several days (among other topics).

In addition to inspiring fans near and far, Housman and Falk have been recipients of several songwriting awards, including First Place in the Great American Song Contest, First Place in the Dallas Songwriting Competition, and Runner-Up in the John Lennon Song Contest. You can learn more about the band on their website.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Sweet Wednesday is an award-winning band, performing original songs about topics as diverse as a disaster ridden day in New York City, long distance friendships, and ghosts along the historic old highway 66. Heartfelt and beautiful vocals, harmonies, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and banjo combine to take you traveling across uncharted waters, to places and people you never dreamed of meeting, but whom you will never forget.

“Think about the last time you received an unexpected and totally delightful gift. That’s just how I felt when I heard the music of Sweet Wednesday. You’ll forgive the gushing when you hear the alt-country, folk, roots sound of the Boston-based duo known individually as Dave Falk and Lisa Housman. I didn’t think musicians made music this addictive anymore.” - Nancy Dunham, MTV Partner Ourstage

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 24, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes, weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Papermaking with Maia Hawes
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how paper is made? Join artist Maia Hawes and create some one of a kind paper. 

Everyone will have a chance to try their hand at making sheets of paper as we transform our rainbow paper chains into entirely new paper. 

This program is for children of all ages accompanied by an adult.  Even very young children will have fun making paper with a little help from a caregiver.  If there is time and space at the tables teens and adults may make some paper as well.

The program will happen rain or shine, if the weather doesn’t cooperate we will move inside.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday July 25, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Safe Cycling Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Quincycles logoAre you interested in riding your bike for transportation but need a boost in confidence? Do you want to use the bike racks at the library but can’t see yourself riding here? Quincycles wants to help. Veteran cyclists, Irene Lutts and Kevin Gillespie, will offer insights and tips that can help you stay safe and have more fun when you ride. This workshop will also include some skills practice outside so be sure to bring your bike! Irene is the president of QuinCycles, a co-sponsor of this event.

Since this program includes riding practice, which will be conducted outdoors, Saturday, August 1 is the backup date in case of inclement weather on July 25.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday July 27, 2015
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Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Orientation
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Parents and students at the Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield (a Commonwealth Virtual School - an online public school district) are invited to this orientation.

CONTACT: Jennifer Dann    413-475-3879 ext. 18    jdann@gcvs.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Doorhangers

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

AladdinAladdin, a street urchin, is the only person who can enter the cave of wonders and retrieve a magical lamp for the dark Vizier Jafar. Aladdin becomes trapped in the cave with his sidekick, Abu, and accidentally discovers the resident of the lamp. Aladdin develops a relationship with the Genie and uses his wishes to become a prince to chase the affections of Princess Jasmine. When Jafar finally steals the lamp and gets three wishes of his own, Aladdin must rely on his intelligence to trick Jafar and save his friends and the Kingdom.

This movie is rated G and runs for 90 minutes.

 

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

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

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut  your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance.  All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 28, 2015
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Children's Dance Party @ Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

If you can move your feet you can move to the beat!  Children age 5 and older are invited to join us in the Adams Shore meeting room for a dance party featuring some of your favorite songs.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Doorhangers

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Wednesday July 29, 2015
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Magic with Mike Bent @ Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mike BentAmazing Magician Mike Bent presents Super You!  Hero Training Academy. Using hilarious comedy, amazing magic, crazy puppets, music, sound effects and riveting storytelling, this magic show will help kids discover their inner “super powers” and become certified Agents of R.E.A.D.

 

As always Mike features some great stories in his show, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Dex: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner and Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman by Marc Tyler Nobleman. You’ll be amazed to watch one of your young readers become “Magnet Boy”: The boy with an “attractive” personality while another summons her inner hero to become “The Strongest Girl in the World!

This zany magic show will have you rolling with laughter. For children ages 3 and older accompanied by an adult. 

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Doorhangers

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: '71
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie still ’71 takes place over a single night in the life of a young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.

"Yann Demange’s ’71, with an astonishing performance by Jack O’Connell, is big-screen storytelling stripped to its dramatic and visual essentials, and the result is nothing less than shattering." - Wall Street Journal

Directed by Yann Demange. Starring Charlie Murphy, Jack O'Connell, Paul Anderson, Paul Popplewell, Sam Hazeldine, Sam Reid, and Sean Harris. Theatrically released in 2015. 99 Minutes; Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and language throughout.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Storyteller Denise Shaver presents a pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  

Join Miss Denise for stories rhymes and songs. This six week program is designed for adults and children to enjoy stories and songs as a family. 

This is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen and talk with each other.
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday July 30, 2015
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Music with Mama Steph
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mama StephMama Steph, one of our favorite local musicians.  Sing along with original songs and old favorites at this special concert is for our youngest patrons ages 0-4 accompanied by an adult.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: The Friends of Eddie Coyle
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillCelebrate Quincy! Based on the best-selling novel by George V. Higgins, The Friends of Eddie Coyle chronicles the last days of a weary Quincy-based weapons dealer. Eddie Coyle (Robert Mitchum) doesn't want to serve a life sentence in prison, so he becomes an informant for both the police and the treasury department. Coyle is likewise unwilling to give up his lifestyle, thus he continues his illegal gun-running operation for the underworld. The mob becomes aware that Eddie is squealing to the cops, so they send his best friend, Dillon (Peter Boyle), to rub him out. Dillon compassionately takes Eddie out on the town, treating him to dinner and a hockey game...then drives to a deserted field to carry out his orders. Eddie Coyle's home is on Fayette Street in Wollaston and several other parts of the film were filmed here.

"“The Friends of Eddie Coyle” works so well because Eddie is played by Robert Mitchum, and Mitchum has perhaps never been better." - Roger Ebert

Directed by Peter Yates. Starring Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats, Alex Rocco, and Joe Santos. Theatrically released in 1973. 102 Minutes; Rated R

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Doorhangers

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Summer Reading: Random Fandom - SuperWhoLock
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate this popular Fandom with the interactive fun program. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Concert on the Lawn: Howie Newman and Jackie Damsky
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

howie newmanHowie Newman and Jackie Damsky are experienced, professional musicians who play funny original songs as well as well-known covers. It’s a very lively show with great musicianship and tight harmonies. Howie has opened for Tom Paxton, Vance Gilbert, Brewer & Shipley, Pure Prairie League, Bill Staines, Lui Collins, Don White, Modern Man and many others. He has released five CDs, receiving national airplay on National Public Radio and the Midnight Special as well as dozens of other North American outlets.

Originally trained as a classical violinist, Jackie has developed a unique improvisational style over a range of genres including jazz, folk, blues, acoustic rock and popular music. She weaves a harmonic tapestry with her fellow musicians, adding depth, color, richness ... and a little magic. Jackie has backed many notable performers, including Rod MacDonald, Catie Curtis, Michelle Shocked, Don White and Christine Lavin. She is also an accomplished singer, whether providing backup vocals or as a soloist. Jackie has appeared at many outdoor festivals, including the WUMB Folk Festival, the New Bedford Folk Festival, the Wachusett Valley Music Festival, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival and the New England Folk Festival. Learn more at their website.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 31, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes, weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 1, 2015
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Music and Movement with Rubi
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 is required.

This program is 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
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Safe Cycling Workshop-Rain Date
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Quincycles logoAre you interested in riding your bike for transportation but need a boost in confidence? Do you want to use the bike racks at the library but can’t see yourself riding here? Quincycles wants to help. Veteran cyclists, Irene Lutts and Kevin Gillespie, will offer insights and tips that can help you stay safe and have more fun when you ride. This workshop will also include some skills practice outside so be sure to bring your bike! Irene is the president of QuinCycles, a co-sponsoer of this event.

Since this program includes riding practice, which will be conducted outdoors, Satuday, August 1 is the backup date in case of inclement weather on July 25.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday August 3, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero masks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @North This is the story of a little mermaid Quincy- Little Mermaid
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Little MermaidThis is the story of a little mermaid named Ariel, who dreams of going on land. When her father, King Triton, Forbids her to go on land, Ariel visits Ursula who her father had banished. Eventhough she helps her get to land, what Ariel doesn't know is that Ursula has plans to destroy her to get revenge on her father.

This movie is rated G and runs for 90 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Summer Reading: Book Discussion - Marrow by Preston Norton
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come discuss this fresh entertaining read. Snacks will be provided. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 4, 2015
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Purple Cow Reads
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Purple CowCome meet the Purple Cow! Wilson-certified reading instructor Nicole DeBassio and her very purple friend will lead kids ages 4-6 in activities designed to lay a foundation of letters and sounds that will help them become fluent readers.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero masks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Saving Baby
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

saving babyOn television, horse racing comes across as a glamorous mélange of mint juleps and celebrity set against a backdrop of equine grace and speed. But as Jo Anne Normile and her beloved pet horse Baby learned firsthand, the magic that enchants is a veneer. For every Seabiscuit, there are tens of thousands of racehorses whose experiences on the back lots of the country's tracks tell a different, often harrowing, story. Come hear about the love story that changed the backstretch of the track forever that was captured in New York Times best-selling author Larry Lindner's book Saving Baby.

Larry Lindner has written nine books, two of which made the New York Times bestseller list. His latest, Saving Baby, was called “one of the best books of the year” by Kirkus Reviews, which said that “with the help of Lindner’s first-class storytelling, action and emotion equally drive this compelling tale.” Publishers Weekly hails Saving Baby as “an engaging memoir that is a must-read for animal lovers,” while Today’s Horse Magazine says the book is “an emotionally powerful read, filled with insight.”

Lindner had long-running columns in both The Washington Post and The Boston Globe and has also published in venues ranging from Condé Nast Traveler to the Los Angeles Times, The International Herald-Tribune, and O, the Oprah Magazine. Currently, he serves as executive editor of Your Dog, a monthly publication of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University; and as coordinator of the Boston Literary District (www.bostonlitdistrict.org), the first such district of its kind in the United States. He lives in Hingham with his wife and son.

Co-sponsored by the Boston Vegetarian Society

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 5, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero masks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Summer Reading: Heroes of Olympus
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Find out which half blood house you belong to. Join us as we track the adventures of Jason, Piper and Leo. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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PJ Storytime with Big Ryan for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Big RyanJoin Big Ryan for a a pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  Big Ryan and his puppet pals will share stories, songs, and fun. This program is part of our six week pajama storytime series designed for adults and children to enjoy stories and songs as a family. This is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen and talk with each other.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 6, 2015
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Matinee Film: 21
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillCelebrate Quincy! Ben Campbell is a shy, brilliant MIT student who, needing to pay school tuition, finds the answers in the cards. He is recruited to join a group of the school's most gifted students that heads to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the know-how to turn the odds at blackjack in their favor. With unorthodox math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa leading the way, they crack the code. By counting cards and employing an intricate system of signals, the team can beat the casinos big-time. Seduced by the money, the Vegas lifestyle, and his smart and sexy teammate, Jill Taylor (Kate Bosworth), Ben begins to push the limits. Though counting cards isn't illegal, the stakes are high, and the challenge becomes not only keeping the numbers straight, but staying one step ahead of the casinos' menacing enforcer, Cole Williams. Based on a true story, ,many scenes were filmed in the area, including at the Quincy Center T-station.

"21 makes for some slick escapist fantasy. Even if, and because, the fantasy has its roots in something real." - Philadelphia Inquirer

Directed by Robert Luketic. Starring Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, and Kevin Spacey. Theatrically released in 2008. 123 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for some violence, and sexual content including partial nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero masks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore- The LEGO Movie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LEGO MovieThis original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

This movie is rated PG and runs for 101 minutes.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Concert on the Lawn: Andy and Judy Daigle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Andy and JudyAndy and Judy Daigle have been singing together since 2009. It’s a duo built upon common ground. Each draw from a wealth of experience they received while singing with various choruses and choirs throughout their lives. Their musical interests range from “old-timey” traditional songs right through the folk music stalwarts such as John Prine, Bob Dylan, Ian and Sylvia, and Townes Van Zandt. As folk singer/songwriters they have been able to explore many different genres and facets of folk music as well as country music. It has been described as "folk with a country flavor". They effectively use the guitar and mandolin to set the mood and character of each song. In addition, their performances are highlighted by the quality of their vocal work, each individually and joined together with beautiful harmonies. All of these musical elements are seamlessly presented in their three CDs. Learn more at their site.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday August 7, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes, weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 8, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 10, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero Capes

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

herculesAfter Zeus fights and sends the Titans to the underworld, he becomes the ruler of Mount Olympus, home of all Greek gods. Hades is sent to rule the underworld, but he makes plans to throw Zeus out of Mount Olympus with the Titans' help. The three Fates warn him that his plans would be endangered if Hercules, Zeus newborn child, is still around by the time he tries to take over Mount Olympus. Hades sends Pain and Panic to turn Hercules into a mortal and kill him, but they fail in their attempt and leave him on earth with his divine strength to be raised as a human. Hercules grows up but later learns he is the son of gods, and in order to return to Mt. Olympus he must turn into a "true hero". He is trained by Phil the satyr and becomes the most famous hero in ancient Greece after battling monsters of all kinds. He even saves Mt. Olympus from Hade's take-over, but he only becomes a god again after he offers to exchange his life in order to save Meg, his love, from Hades' underworld and shows that a true hero must have a strong heart and not only physical strength.

This movie is rated G and runs for 90 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday August 11, 2015
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Stuffed Animal Superheroes
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children ages 2 and older, accompanied by an adult are invited to stop by the main library children’s room anytime between 10:00 am and noon to create a superhero costume for a stuffed animal, doll or other toy. Bring along your favorite toy and turn them into a superhero.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero capes

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Summer Reading:Superhero Fashion Show Selfies
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Come dressed as your favorite superhero and face off in our marvelous fashion show. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Children Book Group- H.I.V.E.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

hiveOtto Malpense may only be thirteen years old, but so far he has managed to run the orphanage where he lives, and he has come up with a plan clever enough to trick the most powerful man in the country. He is the perfect candidate to become the world's next supervillain. 

That is why he ends up at H.I.V.E. the Higher Institute of Villainous Education, handpicked to become a member of the incoming class. And, as master of mischief Otto soon discovers, here the slickest of young tricksters, thieves, and hackers have been brought against their will to be trained as the next generation of supervillains. Otto and his friends refuse to be held prisoner at the institution and develop a scheme to escape, but they must defeat the all-seeing computer system, a seemingly undefeatable assassin in black, and a giant carnivorous plant to succeed. 

Copies of the book,  H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden will be available for pick up in the Children’s Room beginning July 14th.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tiny Houses!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

tiny houseFirst came urban chicken coops, then food trucks. The latest trend to test city zoning laws? Tiny houses built on trailer beds. Learn all about this new trend in minimalist, environmentally conscious living from one of the experts, Christopher Page. Chris built his own tiny house with his own hands and is lecturing widely about this movement. Learn more here.

The tiny house movement is a growing phenomenon which taps into issues of sustainability, minimalism and economic freedom. While not for everyone, more and more people are considering the option of downsizing their possessions and living in a smaller space. Chris Page built a 210 square foot tiny house during the second half of 2014 and has been living in it since then. His talk will cover some general information about the movement and his process of building and living in his house. There will be ample time for questions both during and after the presentation."

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 12, 2015
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Superhero Cookies
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Lori for a super sweet morning decorating cookies and other superhero treats.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero capes

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Storyteller Denise Shaver presents a pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  

Join Miss Denise for stories rhymes and songs. This six week program is designed for adults and children to enjoy stories and songs as a family. 

This is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen and talk with each other.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 13, 2015
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Live Reptiles @Wollaston
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

reptilesReptiles are one of the most misunderstood and feared groups in the animal kingdom.

They are the subject of numerous fantastic tales and myths. To help dispel these fables New England Reptile and Raptor Exhibits presents the Reptile Show.

Learn about the natural history, biology, adaptations, habitats, and more when you meet live amphibians, snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, and crocodilians.

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

 

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

movie still In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

"This hugely entertaining oddity could never be mistaken for the work of any other filmmaker. " - Time Out London

Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Starring Anri Du Toit, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Ninja, Sharlto Copley, and Sigourney Weaver. Theatrically released in 2015. 120 Minutes; Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero capes

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

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

movie still In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

"This hugely entertaining oddity could never be mistaken for the work of any other filmmaker. " - Time Out London

Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Starring Anri Du Toit, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Ninja, Sharlto Copley, and Sigourney Weaver. Theatrically released in 2015. 120 Minutes; Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 14, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes, weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Superhero Training Camp
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Jungle JimJoin Jungle Jim for this high energy interactive show as he leads children ages 3-10  through the rigors of what it takes to be a true superhero!

Jungle Jim challenges the audience to see if they have what it takes to be a hero. This program captures their attention by turning patrons into superheroes themselves. The show progresses to talk about the heroes in our daily lives. What is it about them that makes them heroes? Who are the heroes in the children’s lives?

As a reward for the children completing their big challenge, Jungle Jim will meet his toughest challenge and attempt to climb inside of a 6-foot balloon!

This program will take place rain or shine in case of bad weather we will move inside to the large meeting room.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 15, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Sunday August 16, 2015
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WAR IS OVER: Celebratory Concert with Krisanthi Pappas
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come celebrate the 70th annivesary of the end of WWII with Krisanthi Pappas and her 4-piece band. They are returning to the library with a set of songs from 70 years ago that is sure to sweep you off your feet! The concert will be held out on the lawn, weather permitting.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday August 17, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spidey's web

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

sleeping beautyWhen a new princess is born to King Stefan and his wife, the entire kingdom rejoices. At a ceremony, three good fairies - Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather - bestow gifts of magic on the child. But an evil sorceress named Maleficent shows up, and because of a rude remark by Merryweather, she places a curse on the princess - that she will die before sunset on her 16th birthday after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel's spindle. Merryweather turns things around by casting a spell that will allow the princess - named Aurora - to awake from an ageless sleep with a kiss from her true love. On her 16th birthday Aurora meets Prince Phillip and falls in love. Maleficent manages to kidnap the Prince and her horrible prophecy is fulfilled when she tricks Aurora into pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and falling asleep. The Prince soon finds himself up against Maleficent's army of brutes, and the power of Maleficent's evil spells. Is the Prince strong enough to withstand the powers of the evil sorceress?

This movie is rated G and runs for 75 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday August 18, 2015
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Activated Story Theatre
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

ActivatedThe Activated Story Theatre presents two heroic tales with a fully activated story theater performance of “Anansi Goes Fishing” and “Davy Crockett” a tall tale from the United States. 

The original "spiderman", Anansi the beloved hero of many African folktales gets his way by cunning and cleverness. This story includes brief retellings of "Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock" and "Anansi and the Story Box".

Davy Crockett was a genuine historical figure who was also a genuine storyteller, He became a legend largely through the extremely tall tales he told. In this rendition we also bring you Sally-Ann-Thunder-Ann-Whirlwind Crockett who wins Davy’s heart at barn dance and wrestles alligators with her bare hands.

As always this high energy duo will have the audience in stitches as Mr. Turtle tricks cunning Anansi into doing all the work and the giant book stage transports us into Davy Crockett’s imagination. 

Would you like a special role in the show? A dozen children ages 6 and older will be chosen to attend a preshow rehearsal/workshop at 10:00 am to learn their parts.  If your child is interested in performing please register.

If you have never seen the Activated Storytellers you are in for a treat.  This program is for children ages 4 and older accompanied by an adult. No registration is required for the audience.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spidey's web

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Summer Reading:Superhero vs. Villain's Scavenger Hunt
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Follow the clues to be the first Superhero/Villain to claim the prize. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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D & D Adventures - The Forgotten Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Be a dungeon-delving hero in this introduction to the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition rules.

Participants will use pre-built characters and work together to explore a dungeon leading to a lost library full of powerful tomes. Discover the Secrets of Tokra: The Forbidden Library.

This one hour program for children ages 10 and older requires no prior knowledge of D&D rules and will be a self-contained adventure. Did you play in July and want to play again?  Come on in this will be an all new adventure in the Forbidden Library.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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WWII U-Boats in the Caribbean
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book coverAs we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, we continue to learn about the war's far-reaching impact. Winston Churchill recognized in his memoirs, "The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-Boat peril." His fears would be realized in the Caribbean. By the end of the war the Germans had sunk four hundred merchant ships in the Caribbean while only loosing 17 U-boats. Ligia Domenech, a history profressor in the Global Studies Department at Northern Essex Community College, wrote the definitive account of the German U-boat blockage in the Caribbean and will present her most interesting findings to us.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Ligia Domenech has a B.A. in Social Work, a Master in Puerto Rican and Caribbean Studies and a Ph.D. in History. Since 2001 she has taught history, humanities and social sciences and even spent three months as an at-sea professor in a US Coast Guard cutter on patrol. At present she is an Assistant Professor at Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts. In 2007 she published her first book on the transition from populism to technocracy in Puerto Rico and since then has published chapters in two other books. Dr. Domenech recently finished her second book: “Imprisoned in the Caribbean: The 1942 German U-boat Blockade”, a thorough study about life in the Caribbean during World War II, and came back from an Institute in India. She has lived both in Argentina and in the United States, where she moved in September 2011.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 19, 2015
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LEGO Building @Wollaston
1:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LEGOs must be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children. 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spidey's web

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday August 20, 2015
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston -- Mystery Science
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring your preschooler in to the Wollaston Branch to try out some mystery science activities. Examine your finger prints and shoe prints, test your memory, try some color chromatography and more! Drop in any time between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m and help your child be a junior science detective!

Looking for more science to do at home check out these science posts from our blog.

 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: McFarland, USA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie still Inspired by the 1987 true story, novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school.

"A cross-cultural charmer, an endearing true story told with intelligence and warmth by director Niki Caro (2002's Whale Rider)." - USA Today

Directed by Niki Caro. Starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello. Theatrically released in 2015. 129 Minutes; Rated PG for thematic material, some violence and language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spidey's web

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: McFarland, USA
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

movie still Inspired by the 1987 true story, novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school.

"A cross-cultural charmer, an endearing true story told with intelligence and warmth by director Niki Caro (2002's Whale Rider)." - USA Today

Directed by Niki Caro. Starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello. Theatrically released in 2015. 129 Minutes; Rated PG for thematic material, some violence and language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 21, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes, weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teen Summer Reading: Final Party
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Turn in your Bingo sheets and enjoy our final party as we raffle off this summer's prizes. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 22, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 24, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Back to School Bookmarks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

Incredibles (movie)Mr. Incredible is a superhero; or he used to be, until a surge of lawsuits against superheroes submitted by the people they've saved forced the government to hide them in witness protection programs so they could lead normal, anonymous lives. Now known exclusively by his secret identity, Bob Parr, he lives with his wife Helen, formerly Elastigirl, and their three children Violet, Dash, and Jack Jack. He works as an insurance claims specialist, and he's fed up with his pushy boss and his immoral profession, but his wife's worked too hard to build a normal life for her family to abide his nostalgia for heroism. When Mr. Incredible's offered the chance to play the role of hero again by a mysterious informant, he jumps at the opportunity, but when it turns out to be a trap set by an old nemesis he had a hand in corrupting, the whole family must reveal themselves to save Mr. Incredible and countless innocents.

This movie is rated PG and runs for 115 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday August 25, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Back to School Bookmarks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teddy Bear Storytime @North Quincy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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WAR IS OVER: Boston Harbor before and after WWII
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come learn about how the Boston Harbor Islands were used for military purposes during WWII. Harbor mines and submarine nets will be discussed as well as the many military installations and forts that no longer exist. Ever heard of Ft. Revere, Ft.Banks, Ft.Heath, Ft.Dawes, and Ft.Duvall? These are just a few forts that have passed out of the memory of many people. We will discuss several of the fort structures from that era that still remain in the harbor. Learn what happened to the the forts with the end of WWII and how that impacted the Boston Harbor Islands & the harbor in general.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 26, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Back to School Bookmarks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Children's Talent Show
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 27, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Back to School Bookmarks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore- Big Hero 6
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Big Hero 6When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax in Disney Animation's adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series.

This movie is rated PG and runs for 102 minutes ou would like to demonstrate? 


 
CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday August 28, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes, weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Construction Zone
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by any time between 2:00 and 4:00 pm and build. Check out our newest construction toy Strawbees! Using just Strawbee connectors and straws you can build all kinds of things.  Watch this video to see how they work.  Strawbees work best for school age children and teens, for our youngest engineers we will have wooden blocks and other simple building toys.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 29, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 31, 2015
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy- Toy Story 3
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

topy story 3Toy Story 3 welcomes back Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in …daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the Great Escape get underway. A few new faces join the adventure, including Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o-Huggin’ Bear.

This movie is rated G and runs for 103 minutes.

 

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

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

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut  your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance.  All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 3, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday September 4, 2015
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Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT: Leah McLean    617.276.7897    leah.mclean@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 10, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 12, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday September 17, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 19, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 21, 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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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday September 22, 2015
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Primary Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Primary Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 24, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 26, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Monday September 28, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut  your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance.  All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 1, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 3, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday October 6, 2015
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Go Places @your library: Iran
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

IRAN - Persian Glory and Islamic Revolution

With a history dating 2,500 years, the Persian Empire was the largest of ancient times, extending from Central Asia to north Africa. The legacy of this power and wealth is manifest in the stunning tiled architecture of mosques and secular mansions, the distinctively spiced cuisine, the arts and crafts including arguably the world’s most beautiful rugs, and the diverse people who comprised the Empire as invaders or subjects. Iran’s recent history is marked by religious rule following the 1979 Islamic revolution. Barry Pell traveled nearly 4,000 miles through the country’s magnificent landscape, visiting historic cities and monuments, and meeting with Iranian people who openly shared opinions about their lives and relations with America. This program will be accompanied by Mr. Pell’s photography.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 7, 2015
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The Art of Teaching
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This 10-hour course, 9 hours face-to-face with one hour of follow-up, is required of all teaching staff new to ABE. During this course, practitioners will explore many facets of teaching in adult education programs funded by DESE such as: who are our adult learners and what are their goals and challenges, how to foster a critically reflective practice, effective teaching approaches, and adult learning theories. We will also review the five elements of lesson planning required by ACLS, including how to write learning objectives that align with the CCRSAE and MA ESOL Curriculum Frameworks, planning for a variety of classroom activities and teaching strategies, and incorporating a variety of assessments. Attendance at both days is required. Must have successfully completed the online course "Overview of the ABE Field” to register for this course.
 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 8, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 10, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 15, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 17, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Monday October 19, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday October 20, 2015
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Discover Historic New England Walking Tour: Trading with China
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In early May, a rare early nineteenth-century Chinese ivory pagoda arrived at the Quincy House to act as a stand-in for the Quincy family’s pagoda, which is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Quincy has a long history of trading with China. quincy pagodaCome learn more from historian Doug Stewart.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 21, 2015
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The Art of Teaching
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This 10-hour course, 9 hours face-to-face with one hour of follow-up, is required of all teaching staff new to ABE. During this course, practitioners will explore many facets of teaching in adult education programs funded by DESE such as: who are our adult learners and what are their goals and challenges, how to foster a critically reflective practice, effective teaching approaches, and adult learning theories. We will also review the five elements of lesson planning required by ACLS, including how to write learning objectives that align with the CCRSAE and MA ESOL Curriculum Frameworks, planning for a variety of classroom activities and teaching strategies, and incorporating a variety of assessments. Attendance at both days is required. Must have successfully completed the online course "Overview of the ABE Field” to register for this course.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 22, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 24, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Monday October 26, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut  your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance.  All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 29, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 31, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Monday November 2, 2015
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday November 3, 2015
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Final Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Final Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday November 5, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday November 7, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Monday November 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
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday November 12, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday November 14, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday November 18, 2015
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The Art of Teaching
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This 10-hour course, 9 hours face-to-face with one hour of follow-up, is required of all teaching staff new to ABE. During this course, practitioners will explore many facets of teaching in adult education programs funded by DESE such as: who are our adult learners and what are their goals and challenges, how to foster a critically reflective practice, effective teaching approaches, and adult learning theories. We will also review the five elements of lesson planning required by ACLS, including how to write learning objectives that align with the CCRSAE and MA ESOL Curriculum Frameworks, planning for a variety of classroom activities and teaching strategies, and incorporating a variety of assessments. Attendance at both days is required. Must have successfully completed the online course "Overview of the ABE Field” to register for this course.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday November 19, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 21, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 28, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Monday November 30, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut  your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance.  All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday December 3, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 5, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday December 10, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 12, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 14, 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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Thursday December 17, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 19, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

  • Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the volunteer-run bookstore are used to support free events and services for all ages at the library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Monday December 28, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut  your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance.  All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome.  One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it.

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday January 11, 2016
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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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Monday February 8, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Monday March 14, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday April 11, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday May 9, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday June 13, 2016
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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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