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Wednesday November 1, 2017 - Thursday November 30, 2017
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On Exhibit: Illustrations by Don Naggie
12:00 AM

illustration by Don NaggieOn exhibit from November 1-30.

Don Naggie is an English teacher and amateur artist. He draws heavily on his readings from British Romantic poetry, principally the poetry of P.B. Shelley and William Blake. Don was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 1, 1979; approximately 3 days before and 207 years after Shelley. He has been living in the metro Boston area since 2012. He is currently at work on several projects including a memoir of his service in the Peace Corps, where he worked as an English teacher in Uzbekistan for 2 years. Several of the illustrations for this project are on display in his exhibit.  

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday November 24, 2017
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Library Closed for Thanksgiving
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Saturday November 25, 2017
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch, on Saturday, October 28th at 10:00 am for Dinosaur stories, songs and more.

This program is for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult No registration required.

CONTACT: Julie    1332    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Preschool Discovery @North Quincy: Space
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop by the North Quincy Library with your preschooler any time between 11:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday, October 28th to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

We are exploring space this month, looking at constellations, meteor impacts and the planets of our solar system.

This program does not require registration.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, continuing every Saturday in November & December will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

Sahaja Yoga sponsors free stress reduction and meditation workshops around the country as well as in over 90 nations around the world and currently offers meditation classes in Bedford, Boston, Salem and Cambridge. The method of Sahaja Meditation was introduced in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who has since received numerous honors and awards for her work, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a formal recognition for her contribution to humanity by the US Congress. Learn more about Sahaja Yoga on their website.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday November 27, 2017
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Chef
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillChef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) loses his restaurant job, so he starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

"Chef is the best thing he (Favreau) has ever done, as writer or director or actor. It's the sort of thing of beauty that filmmakers are ultimately remembered for."--San Francisco Chronicle - Mick LaSalle

Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, John Leguizamo, Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Sofía Vergara. Theatrically released in 2014. 114 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Because of Winn-Dixie
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillBased on the perennial best seller, Because of Winn Dixie tells the story of a lonely young girl who adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie (for the supermarket where she found him). The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father.

Rated PG, 106 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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NEW Chickadees Book Group for Grades 1 and 2 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Brand New! Chickadees Book Club for children in grades 1 and 2!  This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime.

The Chickadees will meet in five week sessions on Monday evenings at 6:30 in the Main Library children’s room. During our first session (Nov. 13- Dec. 11) we will get used to the idea of reading and discussing stories to promote reading comprehension by reading a different story each week and discussing it.  As the year goes on we’ll tackle longer books that will take the whole five weeks to read and discuss. Registration is required for the Chickadees and begins Tuesday, Oct. 31st at 9:00 a.m. online at thomascranelibrary.org, by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person at the Main Library Children’s Room.

Questions?  Call the Children’s Room at 617-376-2411 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday November 28, 2017
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

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

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table in the Coletti Fiction Room on the first floor.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Film @North Quincy: Say Anything...
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillJohn Cusack plays Lloyd Dobler--an average guy with a penchant for kickboxing. There is only one thing that all-around nice guy Lloyd wants for his high school graduation: a date with beautiful valedictorian Diane Court (Skye). Lloyd's dream comes true when Diane accepts his invitation to a graduation party. Diane falls for Lloyd, whose goal is to spend as much time with her as possible. Their budding romance is put to the test when Diane has to choose between pursuing her academic dreams and spending time with him. John Mahoney is first-rate as Diane's father, a single parent who wants only the best for his brilliant daughter but who harbors a serious secret that the IRS is investigating.

Directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Ione Skye and John Cusack. Theatrically released in 1989. 100 minutes; Rated PG-13.

It all comes down to one scene: John Cusack, standing at dusk, boom box aloft, blaring Peter Gabriel's ''In Your Eyes'' outside Ione Skye's window. This, friends, is what rapturous, heartrending, soul-spinning love is all about. Entertainment Weekly

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Rough Night
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillFive best friends from college (Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz) reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, they're ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.

"Rough Night, a bachelorette-party-from-hell thriller comedy that’s got some push and some laughs, despite its essentially formulaic nature, is a perfect example of why Hollywood needs (many) more women filmmakers."--Variety - Owen Gleiberman

Directed by Lucia Aniello. Starring Demi Moore, Enrique Murciano, Ilana Glazer, Jillian Bell, Kate McKinnon, Paul W. Downs, Ryan Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Ty Burrell, and Zoë Kravitz. Theatrically released in 2017. 101 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Egypt: Take a trip to Ancient Egypt to visit the pyramids, learn about the Sphinx and hear one of the oldest known stories ever written down.  Find out about mummies, scarabs and the Pharaohs who ruled over Egypt thousands of years ago.

 

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 30, 2017
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Beatriz at Dinner
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillBeatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

"The real power of Beatriz at Dinner is that it isn’t about politics but the human heart. Beatriz and Strutt are not arguing legislation; they’re arguing two visions of the American dream, two visions of the human soul."--Arizona Republic, Barbara VanDenburgh

Directed by Miguel Arteta. Starring Amy Landecker, Chloë Sevigny, Connie Britton, David Warshofsky, Enrique Castillo, Jay Duplass, John Early, John Lithgow, Salma Hayek, Sean O'Bryan, and Soledad St. Hilaire. Theatrically released in 2017. 82 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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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Beatriz at Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillBeatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

"The real power of Beatriz at Dinner is that it isn’t about politics but the human heart. Beatriz and Strutt are not arguing legislation; they’re arguing two visions of the American dream, two visions of the human soul."--Arizona Republic, Barbara VanDenburgh

Directed by Miguel Arteta. Starring Amy Landecker, Chloë Sevigny, Connie Britton, David Warshofsky, Enrique Castillo, Jay Duplass, John Early, John Lithgow, Salma Hayek, Sean O'Bryan, and Soledad St. Hilaire. Theatrically released in 2017. 82 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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Friday December 1, 2017
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday December 2, 2017 - Saturday December 30, 2017
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On Exhibit: QAA Figure Class Exhibition
12:00 AM

On exhibit from December 2-30.

Reception with the artists to be held on Saturday, December 9. Details TBD.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday December 2, 2017
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 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.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 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.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, continuing every Saturday in November & December will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

Sahaja Yoga sponsors free stress reduction and meditation workshops around the country as well as in over 90 nations around the world and currently offers meditation classes in Bedford, Boston, Salem and Cambridge. The method of Sahaja Meditation was introduced in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who has since received numerous honors and awards for her work, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a formal recognition for her contribution to humanity by the US Congress. Learn more about Sahaja Yoga on their website.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday December 4, 2017
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillThe Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

"Credit first-time director Jeremiah S. Chechik for his sure-handed rein on Christmas Vacation's polar opposites of sentimental and satirical sides. It makes for a smooth-sledding comedy."--The Hollywood Reporter

Directed by Jeremiah S Chechik. Starring Beverly D'Angelo, Chevy Chase, and Juliette Lewis. Theatrically released in 1989. 97 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Eloise At Christmastime
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillA 6-year-old girl (Sofia Vassilieva) tries to reunite a young woman with a former boyfriend before she marries another.

From the WOnderful World of Disney, 1 hour, 29 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Blue Dog Storytime
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

On Monday, Dec. 4th at 3:30 pm members of Alpha Delta Kappa an International Honorary Organization for Women Educators will be presenting two books to the library.  As part of the presentation there will be a reading the books, Why is Blue Dog Blue? and Are You Blue Dog’s Friend? by George Rodrigue followed by a simple craft.

Children ages 3 and older, accompanied by an adult are invited to join us for this special storytime.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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NEW Chickadees Book Group for Grades 1 and 2 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Brand New! Chickadees Book Club for children in grades 1 and 2!  This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime.

The Chickadees will meet in five week sessions on Monday evenings at 6:30 in the Main Library children’s room. During our first session (Nov. 13- Dec. 11) we will get used to the idea of reading and discussing stories to promote reading comprehension by reading a different story each week and discussing it.  As the year goes on we’ll tackle longer books that will take the whole five weeks to read and discuss. Registration is required for the Chickadees and begins Tuesday, Oct. 31st at 9:00 a.m. online at thomascranelibrary.org, by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person at the Main Library Children’s Room.

Questions?  Call the Children’s Room at 617-376-2411 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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The Gift is in the Giving
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book stackJoin retired Quincy Firefighter Bill Arienti for a special evening of true stories about Christmas spirit.  From an early age, Bill was schooled in the doctrine that it is the responsibility of those who are blessed to help those who are less fortunate, a maxim that he has carried on throughout his life.  During Bill’s childhood, his father would take him along when he would perform charity work and other outings where someone needed help.  Bill continued his father’s customs throughout his adolescence, even after his father’s untimely death.  Today Bill brings his own son, Mark along to carry on the tradition instilled in him by his father.  “When it comes to helping people in need, you may not always get a thank you, or any recognition of your effort, but that’s O.K.” explains Bill Arienti.  “When it is your intention to help someone, it shouldn’t be for recognition, because the gift is in thegiving.”

Copies of Bill's book will be available for purchase.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday December 5, 2017
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

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

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table in the Coletti Fiction Room on the first floor.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Teen Time: Taste Test Tuesday
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Which is better Chips Ahoy!, Keebler or Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies. What about ice cream: Breyers, Edy’s or Turkey Hill? Each month we will have a blind taste test to see what is the best brand.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Film @North Quincy: The Goonies
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillFollowing a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden dubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys... and a mild-mannered monster with a face only a mother could love.

Directed by Richard Donner. Starring Josh Brolin and Sean Astin. Theatrically released in 1985. 114 minutes; Rated TV-14.

It has crooks, bats, cobwebs, skeletons, a lovable monster, an underground grotto and a treasure hidden by some of the most considerate, clue-loving pirates who ever lived. Their ghostly ship is the movie's piece de resistance. The New York Times - Janet Maslin

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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Know Your Community: The Journey from Vietnam
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketLong-time Quincy resident and retired school psychologist Kim Lan Tran recently published a memoir, "Traveling in a Dream and other stories". Help celebrate the publication of her book and hear tales of her immigration experiences, and her perspective on the consquences of the war in Vietnam. Lan Tran is a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UMass Boston.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday December 6, 2017
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job fair
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

presented in partnership with the Quincy Career Center

CONTACT: Amy Clough / QCC    617-745-4066    aclough@pqcc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Beatriz at Dinner
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillBeatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

"The real power of Beatriz at Dinner is that it isn’t about politics but the human heart. Beatriz and Strutt are not arguing legislation; they’re arguing two visions of the American dream, two visions of the human soul."--Arizona Republic, Barbara VanDenburgh

Directed by Miguel Arteta. Starring Amy Landecker, Chloë Sevigny, Connie Britton, David Warshofsky, Enrique Castillo, Jay Duplass, John Early, John Lithgow, Salma Hayek, Sean O'Bryan, and Soledad St. Hilaire. Theatrically released in 2017. 82 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Egypt: Take a trip to Ancient Egypt to visit the pyramids, learn about the Sphinx and hear one of the oldest known stories ever written down.  Find out about mummies, scarabs and the Pharaohs who ruled over Egypt thousands of years ago.

 

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday December 7, 2017
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

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

movie stillMaudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

"Maudie is one of the most beautiful and life-affirming and uplifting movies of the year, capable of moving us to tears of appreciation for getting to know the title subject."--Chicago Sun-Times, Richard Roeper

Directed by Aisling Walsh. Starring Billy MacLellan, David Feehan, Ethan Hawke, Gabrielle Rose, Greg Malone, Kari Matchett, Lawrence Barry, Marthe Bernard, Sally Hawkins, and Zachary Bennett. Theatrically released in 2017. 115 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

movie stillMaudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

"Maudie is one of the most beautiful and life-affirming and uplifting movies of the year, capable of moving us to tears of appreciation for getting to know the title subject."--Chicago Sun-Times, Richard Roeper

Directed by Aisling Walsh. Starring Billy MacLellan, David Feehan, Ethan Hawke, Gabrielle Rose, Greg Malone, Kari Matchett, Lawrence Barry, Marthe Bernard, Sally Hawkins, and Zachary Bennett. Theatrically released in 2017. 115 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

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 December 8, 2017
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing The Vegetarian by Han Kang. Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision to embrace a more “plant-like” existence is a shocking act of subversion. A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, The Vegetarian is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story of obsession, choice, and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday December 9, 2017
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Science Saturday -- Animal World Experience
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Matt from Animal World Experience on Saturday, December 9th at 10:00 am for a live animal show.  Our animal visitors will be a surprise but there will be time to pet them all as Matt tells us about what makes them special and how they survive during the winter.

This program is recommended for children ages 4 and older accompanied by an adult. Parents please stay close to younger children and help them to be gentle with the animals.

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, continuing every Saturday in November & December will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

Sahaja Yoga sponsors free stress reduction and meditation workshops around the country as well as in over 90 nations around the world and currently offers meditation classes in Bedford, Boston, Salem and Cambridge. The method of Sahaja Meditation was introduced in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who has since received numerous honors and awards for her work, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a formal recognition for her contribution to humanity by the US Congress. Learn more about Sahaja Yoga on their website.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday December 10, 2017
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Holiday Guitar Concert
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Boston Classical Guitar SocietyCelebrate the holiday season with the Boston Guitar Orchestra. They will be playing lots of Christmas favorites as well as selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcraker Suite.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday December 11, 2017
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: The Family Stone
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillThe Family Stone is a story about an annual gathering of an unconventional New England family. Before the holidays are done, relationships will unravel while new ones are formed, secrets will be revealed and the Stone family will come together through its extraordinary capacity for love.

"As ridiculous, as mawkish and schizophrenic as The Family Stone is, it's also surprisingly endearing."--Dallas Observer - Robert Wilonsky

Directed by Thomas Bezucha. Starring Claire Danes, Dermot Mulroney, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Theatrically released in 2005. 103 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy The Muppet Christmas Carol
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillThe Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Rated G, 1 hour, 25 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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NEW Chickadees Book Group for Grades 1 and 2 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Brand New! Chickadees Book Club for children in grades 1 and 2!  This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime.

The Chickadees will meet in five week sessions on Monday evenings at 6:30 in the Main Library children’s room. During our first session (Nov. 13- Dec. 11) we will get used to the idea of reading and discussing stories to promote reading comprehension by reading a different story each week and discussing it.  As the year goes on we’ll tackle longer books that will take the whole five weeks to read and discuss. Registration is required for the Chickadees and begins Tuesday, Oct. 31st at 9:00 a.m. online at thomascranelibrary.org, by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person at the Main Library Children’s Room.

Questions?  Call the Children’s Room at 617-376-2411 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Cooking with Books @Adams Shore: Breakfast
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: December Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find more information on our meetup.com page

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Tuesday December 12, 2017
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Middle School STEAM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Students in Grades 5-8 are invited to join us on Tuesday, December 12th at 2:00 p.m. for Middle School STEAM – Slime Science! 

We’ll learn about the basics of non-Newtonian fluids and then test what we have learned by creating our own non-Newtonian fluids aka slime using basic ingredients.  We’ll be comparing texture, stretchiness and ease of making to decide on the best slime.

Each month we will be exploring a different STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) topic. We’ve planned the first couple of programs but we’d love to hear what you would like to do.

?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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Device Advice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table in the Coletti Fiction Room on the first floor.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Teen Film @North Quincy: Gremlins
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillA cute little "mogwai" spawns demented demons when his young owner disregards the advice given by its previous owner.

Directed by Joe Dante. Starring Phoebe Cates and Zach Galligan. Theatrically released in 1984. 106 minutes; Rated PG.

A horror-comedy about cute little Christmas toy/pets who turn into murderous monsters wreaking havoc on a Norman Rockwellian town. There's a moral there someplace. Chicago Tribune - Michael Wilmington

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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Go Places @your Library:Travel the U.S.A. by Train
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

To TrainsLearn how to plan the trip of a lifetime. In the past three years Lisa Bates has taveled over 21,000 miles in four rail trips across the country. She will present pictures and stories from her adventures for 20-25 minutes and then answer questions for another half hour. Get started planning your trip today!

Copies of her book, "Beyond the Rails, USA Cross-Country Train Travel" will be available for purchase. Learn more on her website.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8 meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of books. 

This month we will be discussing Graphic Novels.   Take a look through our graphic novel collection. You could pick part of a series, like Tintin. You could pick a single story, like Rapunzel's Revenge. We have graphic novel versions of text novels, like the Percy Jackson books or The Hobbit. We have manga and even nonfiction. So long as it's in graphic novel format, grab it, read it and come talk about it in December.  

Too busy to join us this month? Stop by the library anytime to find out about when we’ll be meeting next.

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CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
7:00 PM - 8:50 PM

hearthstone logoThe North Quincy library is a new Fireside Gathering spot! We'd like to invite the community to take advantage of our evening hours, spacious meeting room, and free WiFi to play Hearthstone in a welcoming, inclusive space. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month!

Who's invited: 

The North Quincy library welcomes local players of all skill levels to a Fireside Gathering! We offer no prizes other then having fun and meeting new friends.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Maudie
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillMaudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

"Maudie is one of the most beautiful and life-affirming and uplifting movies of the year, capable of moving us to tears of appreciation for getting to know the title subject."--Chicago Sun-Times, Richard Roeper

Directed by Aisling Walsh. Starring Billy MacLellan, David Feehan, Ethan Hawke, Gabrielle Rose, Greg Malone, Kari Matchett, Lawrence Barry, Marthe Bernard, Sally Hawkins, and Zachary Bennett. Theatrically released in 2017. 115 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Egypt: Take a trip to Ancient Egypt to visit the pyramids, learn about the Sphinx and hear one of the oldest known stories ever written down.  Find out about mummies, scarabs and the Pharaohs who ruled over Egypt thousands of years ago.

 

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday December 14, 2017
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston: Animals
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop by the Wollaston Library with your preschooler any time between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 14th to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

Come in and learn about animals! Look at paw prints, sort some animals and find out what keeps animals warm in cold water!

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Ingrid Goes West
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillIngrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing “likes” for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) is an Instagram-famous “influencer” whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle becomes Ingrid’s latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star’s life, their relationship quickly goes from #BFF to #WTF.

A clever, corrosive little trick of a movie, a neon candy heart dipped in asbestos.--Entertainment Weekly - Leah Greenblatt

Directed by Matt Spicer. Starring Angelica Amor, Aubrey Plaza, Billy Magnussen, Elizabeth Olsen, Hannah Pearl Utt, Joseph Breen, Malika Williams, Meredith Hagner, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Pom Klementieff, Vincent van Hinte, and Wyatt Russell. Theatrically released in 2017. 98 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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Teen Time: Teen Advisory Board
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teens come voice ideas and make suggestions of what you want to see happen in the library! Snack will be provided.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Night Owls Book Group for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Night Owls Book Club for children in grades 3 and 4 meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

This month we’ll be meeting on December 14th at 7:00pm.to discuss  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle.

Meg's father had been experimenting with tesseracts, the fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and her brother Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Discover Historic New England: Christmas Traditions in Boston
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketIn 1659, the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony banned by law the celebration of Christmas as it was deemed to be a time of seasonal excess with no Biblical authority. Though repealed in 1681, it would not be until 1856 that Christmas Day became a state holiday in Massachusetts.

The always fabulous historian Anthony Sammarco will outline the celebration (or lack thereof) of Christmas in the first two centuries after Boston was settled in 1630.  Revisit memories of the past and appreciate the shared tradition of how Bostonians historically celebrated the holiday season.

By the mid 19th century a German immigrant named Charles Follen introduced the Christmas tree to Boston, and shortly thereafter Louis Prang introduced his colorful Christmas cards, the first in Boston. During the next century, Boston would see caroling and hand bell ringing on Beacon Hill, a Nativity scene and other traditional New England displays on Boston Common and in the many department stores, as well as the once popular Enchanted Village of Saint Nicholas at Jordan Marsh, New England’s largest store. What could have been better than after a day seeing Santa, the seasonal displays and lights on Boston Common than to enjoy a hot fudge sundae at Bailey’s?

Copies of Sammarco's book, Christmas Traditions in Boston (to be published on November 6, 2017), will be available for purchase (cash or check only).

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 December 15, 2017
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday December 16, 2017
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Saturday Storytime with Denise Shaver for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Denise Shaver for a family storytime full of Train stories, songs, rhymes and more.

This program is for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. No registration required

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy yet extremely effective meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance and well being to your life. Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been reported to be very helpful in the alleviation of stress-related problems and illnesses including depression and the tendency toward  self-destructive habits. These sessions, continuing every Saturday in November & December will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

Sahaja Yoga sponsors free stress reduction and meditation workshops around the country as well as in over 90 nations around the world and currently offers meditation classes in Bedford, Boston, Salem and Cambridge. The method of Sahaja Meditation was introduced in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, who has since received numerous honors and awards for her work, including a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a formal recognition for her contribution to humanity by the US Congress. Learn more about Sahaja Yoga on their website.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday December 18, 2017
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Christmas with the Kranks
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillBased on John Grisham's best-selling novel Skipping Christmas, this comedy stars Tim Allen as Luther Krank, a man who decides to skip Christmas and all the surrounding trappings and go on a vacation with his wife Nora (Curtis) instead. But when his daughter decides, at the last minute, to come home for the holidays, he is forced to put christmas back together.

"Ultimately something of a softball satire, its climactic evocation of the "true meaning" of the holidays is surprisingly touching."--Variety - Scott Foundas

Directed by Joe Roth. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen. Theatrically released in 2004. 99 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy The Polar Express
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillWhen a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Rated PG, 100 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Family Film @Adams Shore: A Christmas Story
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

movie stillThis delightfully funny holiday gem tells the story of Ralphie Parker a 1940's nine-year-old who pulls out all the stops to obtain the ultimate Christmas present.

"In short, A Christmas Story isn't just about Christmas; it's about childhood and it recaptures a time and place with love and wonder. It seems an instant classic, a film that will give pleasure to people not only this Christmas, but for many Christmases to come."--Boston Globe - Jay Carr

Directed by Bob Clark. Starring Peter Billingsley. Theatrically released in 1983. 94 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday December 19, 2017
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Device Advice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table in the Coletti Fiction Room on the first floor.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Film @North Quincy: A Christmas Story
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillThis delightfully funny holiday gem tells the story of Ralphie Parker a 1940's nine-year-old who pulls out all the stops to obtain the ultimate Christmas present.

"In short, A Christmas Story isn't just about Christmas; it's about childhood and it recaptures a time and place with love and wonder. It seems an instant classic, a film that will give pleasure to people not only this Christmas, but for many Christmases to come."--Boston Globe - Jay Carr

Directed by Bob Clark. Starring Peter Billingsley. Theatrically released in 1983. 94 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Ingrid Goes West
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIngrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is an unhinged social media stalker with a history of confusing “likes” for meaningful relationships. Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) is an Instagram-famous “influencer” whose perfectly curated, boho-chic lifestyle becomes Ingrid’s latest obsession. When Ingrid moves to LA and manages to insinuate herself into the social media star’s life, their relationship quickly goes from #BFF to #WTF.

A clever, corrosive little trick of a movie, a neon candy heart dipped in asbestos.--Entertainment Weekly - Leah Greenblatt

Directed by Matt Spicer. Starring Angelica Amor, Aubrey Plaza, Billy Magnussen, Elizabeth Olsen, Hannah Pearl Utt, Joseph Breen, Malika Williams, Meredith Hagner, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Pom Klementieff, Vincent van Hinte, and Wyatt Russell. Theatrically released in 2017. 98 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday December 21, 2017
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Matinee Film: Stronger
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillStronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jeff (Jake Gyllenhaal), a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family. It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity.

Stronger always feels right in the moment, solidified by an outstanding central performance by Gyllenhaal, and some wonderful ensemble work, especially the actors just below the top billing.--San Francisco Chronicle - Peter Hartlaub

Directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Acei Martin, Bennett Deady, Brina, Carlos Sanz, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy, Frankie Shaw, J.P. Valenti, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Pollono, Kate Fitzgerald, Lenny Clarke, Maggie Castle, Michelle Romano, Miranda Richardson, Nate Richman, Owen Burke, Patty O'Neil, Richard Lane Jr., and Tatiana Maslany. Theatrically released in 20017. 119 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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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore How the Grinch Stole Christmas
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillRon Howard directs comedian Jim Carrey in the title role of this live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss's beloved Christmas tale.

"With Carrey hitting a career peak, this Grinch doesn't steal Christmas; it restores the season by helping energize us enough to make it through the whole thing."--Boston Globe - Jay Carr

Directed by Ron Howard. Starring Jim Carrey. Theatrically released in 2000. 104 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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QHS/NQHS Holiday Choral Concert
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Celebrate the holidays with our annual concert with the select choirs from Quincy High School and North Quincy High School.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Crane Triva
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history?

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

movie stillStronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jeff (Jake Gyllenhaal), a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family. It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity.

Stronger always feels right in the moment, solidified by an outstanding central performance by Gyllenhaal, and some wonderful ensemble work, especially the actors just below the top billing.--San Francisco Chronicle - Peter Hartlaub

Directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Acei Martin, Bennett Deady, Brina, Carlos Sanz, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy, Frankie Shaw, J.P. Valenti, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Pollono, Kate Fitzgerald, Lenny Clarke, Maggie Castle, Michelle Romano, Miranda Richardson, Nate Richman, Owen Burke, Patty O'Neil, Richard Lane Jr., and Tatiana Maslany. Theatrically released in 20017. 119 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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Sunday December 24, 2017
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Library Closed for Christmas Eve
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Monday December 25, 2017
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Library Closed for Christmas
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Tuesday December 26, 2017
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Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

American Red CrossDonate blood, save a life. Reserve a time slot here

You can hold the power to save lives in the palm of your hand with the FREE Red Cross Blood Donor App! Text “BLOODAPP” to 90999 or download it from the App Store or the Google Play store today!

CONTACT: Matt Belanger    781-910-8013    matt.belanger@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Device Advice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything the library offers? Have a general question about the way your tablet or phone works? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. We meet at a table in the Coletti Fiction Room on the first floor.

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Teen Film @North Quincy: Spider-Man 3
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillSpider-Man 3 reunites the cast and filmmakers from the first two blockbuster adventures for a web of secrets, vengeance, love, and forgiveness.

Directed by Sam Raimi. Starring James Franco, Kirsten Dunst, Thomas Haden Church, Tobey Maguire, and Topher Grace. Theatrically released in 2007. 139 minutes; Rated PG-13.

With nifty new villains, a revived Green Goblin, plus $300 million worth of aerial special effects, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 is definitely good to go. New York Daily News - Jack Mathews

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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Wednesday December 27, 2017
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LEGO building @ Wollaston
1:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Drop in on Wednesday, December 27th anytime from 1:30 pm – 8;30 pm 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 regular LEGO are intended for children ages 5 and older, DUPLO and other building toys will be available for younger children.

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

movie stillStronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jeff (Jake Gyllenhaal), a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family. It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity.

Stronger always feels right in the moment, solidified by an outstanding central performance by Gyllenhaal, and some wonderful ensemble work, especially the actors just below the top billing.--San Francisco Chronicle - Peter Hartlaub

Directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Acei Martin, Bennett Deady, Brina, Carlos Sanz, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy, Frankie Shaw, J.P. Valenti, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Pollono, Kate Fitzgerald, Lenny Clarke, Maggie Castle, Michelle Romano, Miranda Richardson, Nate Richman, Owen Burke, Patty O'Neil, Richard Lane Jr., and Tatiana Maslany. Theatrically released in 20017. 119 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday December 28, 2017
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Preschool Discovery @North Quincy: Animals
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop by the North Quincy Library with your preschooler any time between 2:00 and 3:00 pm on thursday, December 28th to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

Come in and learn about animals! Look at paw prints, sort some animals and find out what keeps animals warm in cold water!

This program does not require registration.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Matinee Film: Dunkirk
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillDunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. Widely heralded as  "classic" and "Nolan's best film so far", this movie is sure to be in the running for multiple awards. Director Christopher Nolan also created Memento (2000) and Inception (2010).

Dunkirk is a monumental, unconventional, and frequently stunning war movie.--IGN - Daniel Krupa

Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Aneurin Barnard, Barry Keoghan, Damien Bonnard, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Jack Lowden, James Bloor, Lee Armstrong, Mark Rylance, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Tom Hardy. Theatrically released in 2017. 106 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

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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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore Elf
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

movie stillA boy who was raised by Santa's elves returns to New York City to find his biological family.

"How many human beings among us are capable of making a comedy with wit and intelligence that also takes bold pleasure in unabashed silliness? I think this is what happens when you let an elf loose with a movie camera."--Salon.com - Stephanie Zacharek

Directed by on Favreau. Starring Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, and Will Ferrell. Theatrically released in 2003. 97 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Feature Film: Dunkirk
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillDunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. Widely heralded as  "classic" and "Nolan's best film so far", this movie is sure to be in the running for multiple awards. Director Christopher Nolan also created Memento (2000) and Inception (2010).

Dunkirk is a monumental, unconventional, and frequently stunning war movie.--IGN - Daniel Krupa

Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Aneurin Barnard, Barry Keoghan, Damien Bonnard, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Jack Lowden, James Bloor, Lee Armstrong, Mark Rylance, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Tom Hardy. Theatrically released in 2017. 106 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

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 December 29, 2017
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Children's Movie- Cars3
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage!

Rated G runtime 1 hr. 42 min.

?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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Sunday December 31, 2017
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Library Closed for New Year's Eve
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Monday January 1, 2018
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Closed for New Year's Day
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Wednesday January 3, 2018
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Dunkirk
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillDunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. Widely heralded as  "classic" and "Nolan's best film so far", this movie is sure to be in the running for multiple awards. Director Christopher Nolan also created Memento (2000) and Inception (2010).

Dunkirk is a monumental, unconventional, and frequently stunning war movie.--IGN - Daniel Krupa

Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Aneurin Barnard, Barry Keoghan, Damien Bonnard, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Jack Lowden, James Bloor, Lee Armstrong, Mark Rylance, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Tom Hardy. Theatrically released in 2017. 106 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday January 4, 2018
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Brad's Status
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillBrad Sloan (Ben Stiller) has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento where he lives with his sweet-natured wife, Melanie (Jenna Fischer), and their musical prodigy son, Troy (Austin Abrams), but it’s not quite what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing Troy around Boston, where Brad went to university, he can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot (Mike White), a hedge fund founder (Luke Wilson), a tech entrepreneur (Jemaine Clement), and a political pundit and bestselling author (Michael Sheen). As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if this is all he will ever amount to. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or is, in some ways at least, the most successful of them all.

With Brad’s Status, Mike White (best known for writing School Of Rock and creating Enlightened) has chosen an alternate route: Make the movie you want to, but sheepishly apologize for its existence — not via interviews or post-screening Q&As, but within the context of the film itself.-- The A.V. Club - Mike D'Angelo

Directed by Mike White. Starring Austin Abrams, Ben Stiller, Jemaine Clement, Jenna Fischer, Luisa Lee, Luke Wilson, Michael Sheen, Mike White, Shazi Raja, and Xavier Grobet. Theatrically released in 2017. 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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Feature Film: Brad's Status
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillBrad Sloan (Ben Stiller) has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento where he lives with his sweet-natured wife, Melanie (Jenna Fischer), and their musical prodigy son, Troy (Austin Abrams), but it’s not quite what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing Troy around Boston, where Brad went to university, he can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot (Mike White), a hedge fund founder (Luke Wilson), a tech entrepreneur (Jemaine Clement), and a political pundit and bestselling author (Michael Sheen). As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if this is all he will ever amount to. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or is, in some ways at least, the most successful of them all.

With Brad’s Status, Mike White (best known for writing School Of Rock and creating Enlightened) has chosen an alternate route: Make the movie you want to, but sheepishly apologize for its existence — not via interviews or post-screening Q&As, but within the context of the film itself.-- The A.V. Club - Mike D'Angelo

Directed by Mike White. Starring Austin Abrams, Ben Stiller, Jemaine Clement, Jenna Fischer, Luisa Lee, Luke Wilson, Michael Sheen, Mike White, Shazi Raja, and Xavier Grobet. Theatrically released in 2017. 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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Friday January 5, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday January 6, 2018
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 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.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 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.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday January 8, 2018
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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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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: A Walk in the Woods
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillTravel writer Bill Bryson (Robert Redford), instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife (Emma Thompson) and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail - 2,200 miles of America’s most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine. The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek - his long lost and former friend Katz (Nick Nolte), a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law – sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before its too late. The trouble is, the two have a completely different definition of the word, “adventure”. Now they're about to find out that when you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins.

It consists of a series of episodic encounters, misadventures, and musings redeemed in part by the presence of two scenic wonders, the unspoiled 2,190-mile grandeur of the Appalachian Trail and the spectacular crapulousness of Nick Nolte.--Boston Globe - Peter Keough

Directed by Ken Kwapis. Starring Emma Thompson, Kristen Schaal, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Nolte, Nick Offerman, and Robert Redford. Theatrically released in 2015. 104 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Frozen
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillAnna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, Starring Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and Kristen Bell, 102 minutes. Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, usually; January’s meeting will be on the 8th because of the New Year's Day holiday.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Cooking with Books @Adams Shore
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: January Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fine more information on our meetup.com page. 

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The Chappaquiddick Tragedy of 1969 Uncovered
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

crashed carMy friend Mary Jo just happened to be in the wrong car at the wrong time with the wrong people. —Rosemary Keough, the second passenger

One fateful night in Massachusetts, Sen. Ted Kennedy was involved in a fatal crash after driving his car from a party on Martha’s Vineyard. After launching his Oldsmobile 88 across Dike Bridge and into Poucha Pond, Kennedy escaped the submerged car and headed back to Edgartown. Why didn’t he save the drowning woman in the rear seat of the car? More importantly, why was Mary Jo Kopechne in the rear seat if the two were traveling together? Suspicion and intrigue have clouded the public’s opinion of Kennedy and his involvement with this “crime” for years.

Come learn the truth and get a clear explanation of the death at Chappaquiddick from the very eloquent and intelligent former physics professor, Dr. Donald Frederick Nelson. Dr. Nelson has researched original documents and news analysis from the Chappaquiddick accident in 1969 and suggests a new theory on what really happened, based on this thorough research and his own very logical reasoning.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday January 10, 2018
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Norfolk County Child Welfare Case Law Review
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A free seminar offered by the Committee for Public Counsel Services' Child and Family Law Program, open to everyone.

We will be looking at the published decisions of the Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court from December 1, 2016- May 31, 2017 as well as considering the Rule 1:28 decisions. We will be presenting cases to increase our familiarity, but more importantly to discuss together discernible trends in the law as well as to mine these cases for what might be innovative or helpful arguments, motions or practices. This case law review has been approved for two (2) CLE credits.

Please respond if you intend to participate so as to ensure adequate space and materials to Andrew Don: attyadon@hotmail.com

 
CONTACT: andrew don    781-545-7948    attyadon@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Brad's Status
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillBrad Sloan (Ben Stiller) has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento where he lives with his sweet-natured wife, Melanie (Jenna Fischer), and their musical prodigy son, Troy (Austin Abrams), but it’s not quite what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing Troy around Boston, where Brad went to university, he can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot (Mike White), a hedge fund founder (Luke Wilson), a tech entrepreneur (Jemaine Clement), and a political pundit and bestselling author (Michael Sheen). As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if this is all he will ever amount to. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or is, in some ways at least, the most successful of them all.

With Brad’s Status, Mike White (best known for writing School Of Rock and creating Enlightened) has chosen an alternate route: Make the movie you want to, but sheepishly apologize for its existence — not via interviews or post-screening Q&As, but within the context of the film itself.-- The A.V. Club - Mike D'Angelo

Directed by Mike White. Starring Austin Abrams, Ben Stiller, Jemaine Clement, Jenna Fischer, Luisa Lee, Luke Wilson, Michael Sheen, Mike White, Shazi Raja, and Xavier Grobet. Theatrically released in 2017. 102 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Go Places @your Library: Malaysian Borneo, 1967-69
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketHave you ever wondered what it would be like to serve in the Peace Corps? Come and find out how one Peace Corps Volunteer from Dorchester faced two years in the wilds of Borneo. Learn about living in a Muslim village and working with the “headhunters of Borneo.”

Kate Griffin Flaherty will speak about her recently published memoir of her time in Malaysian Borneo. Learn what led her to realize that despite all our differences, we are all more alike than different.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday January 11, 2018
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: American Made
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillIn this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of Barry Seal, a pilot (Tom Cruise) is unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Cruise is on top form in a based-on-fact thriller that overcomes its familiar trappings with audacious details and flat-out pacing. --Total Film - Matt Maytum

Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Alejandro Edda, April Billingsley, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones, Connor Trinneer, Domhnall Gleeson, E. Roger Mitchell, Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Kevin L. Johnson, Lara Grice, Lola Kirke, Ronald Reagan, Sarah Wright, Tom Cruise, and William Mark McCullough. Theatrically released in 2017. 115 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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Feature Film: American Made
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillIn this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of Barry Seal, a pilot (Tom Cruise) is unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Cruise is on top form in a based-on-fact thriller that overcomes its familiar trappings with audacious details and flat-out pacing. --Total Film - Matt Maytum

Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Alejandro Edda, April Billingsley, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones, Connor Trinneer, Domhnall Gleeson, E. Roger Mitchell, Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Kevin L. Johnson, Lara Grice, Lola Kirke, Ronald Reagan, Sarah Wright, Tom Cruise, and William Mark McCullough. Theatrically released in 2017. 115 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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Friday January 12, 2018
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. A young Muslim American, Changez is living the American dream, with an education at an Ivy League college, high-paying job, and romance with Erica, a member of the elite New York social circles, until the events of September 11th turn his life upside down and force him to confront his personal allegiances.

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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Monday January 15, 2018
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Closed for Martin Luther King Day
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Tuesday January 16, 2018
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday January 17, 2018
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Feature Film @North Quincy: American Made
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn this international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of Barry Seal, a pilot (Tom Cruise) is unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Cruise is on top form in a based-on-fact thriller that overcomes its familiar trappings with audacious details and flat-out pacing. --Total Film - Matt Maytum

Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Alejandro Edda, April Billingsley, Benito Martinez, Caleb Landry Jones, Connor Trinneer, Domhnall Gleeson, E. Roger Mitchell, Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Kevin L. Johnson, Lara Grice, Lola Kirke, Ronald Reagan, Sarah Wright, Tom Cruise, and William Mark McCullough. Theatrically released in 2017. 115 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday January 18, 2018
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Matinee Film: Michelangelo: Love & Death
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillSpanning his 89 years, Michelangelo: Love and Death, takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. We go in search of a greater understanding of this most charismatic figure, his relationship with his contemporaries and his valuable artistic legacy. Through expert commentary and Michelangelo's own words, this film takes a fresh look at an enigmatic man whose life is celebrated in every mark and every stroke he made. 

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The first in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

Careful cinematography brings out every nuance in his sculptures even where they are positioned in otherwise badly lit environments.--Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

Directed by David Bickerstaff. Theatrically released in 2017. 91 Minutes; Not Rated (documentary).

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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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore An American Tail
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

movie stillWhile emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

In the hands of director Bluth, An American Tail is technically impeccable, combining much of the richness of bygone Disney animation with modern technological effects.--Washington Post - Paul Attanasio

Directed by Don Bluth. Starring Christopher Plummer and Dom DeLuise. Theatrically released in 1986. 80 Minutes; Rated G.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Feature Film: Michelangelo: Love & Death
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillSpanning his 89 years, Michelangelo: Love and Death, takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. We go in search of a greater understanding of this most charismatic figure, his relationship with his contemporaries and his valuable artistic legacy. Through expert commentary and Michelangelo's own words, this film takes a fresh look at an enigmatic man whose life is celebrated in every mark and every stroke he made. 

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The first in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

Careful cinematography brings out every nuance in his sculptures even where they are positioned in otherwise badly lit environments.--Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

Directed by David Bickerstaff. Theatrically released in 2017. 91 Minutes; Not Rated (documentary).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday January 22, 2018
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Wild
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillAfter years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own.

Under the keen-eyed direction of Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club), Wild emerges as an exciting, elemental adventure that takes you places you don't see coming.--Rolling Stone - Peter Travers

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Starring Gaby Hoffmann, Laura Dern, Michiel Huisman, and Reese Witherspoon. Theatrically released in 2014. 115 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillGreg convinces his family to take a road trip to attend his great grandmother's 90th birthday as a cover for what he really wants: to attend a nearby gamer convention. Unsurprisingly, things do not go according to plan and Heffley family antics ensue.

Directed by David Bowers. Starring Alicia Silverstone, Charlie Wright, Chris Coppola, Dylan Walters, Jason Ian Drucker, Joshua Hoover, Mira Silverman, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott, and Wyatt Walters. 91 minutes. Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crime By the Book: The Honorable Michael Ponsor
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

boiok jacketJoin New York Times Bestselling Novelist and Federal Judge Michael Ponsor for a fascinating evening about crime real and imagined. Judge Ponsor will talk about his history on the bench and his writing process, read some of his favorite passages, and answer questions. Copies of his Judge Norcross books will be available for purchase and signing.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed Ponsor a life-tenured US district judge. From 2000 to 2001, he presided over a five-month death penalty trial, the first in Massachusetts in over fifty years. Judge Ponsor continues to serve as a senior US district judge in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Western Division, with responsibility for federal criminal and civil cases in the four counties of western Massachusetts. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Discover Historic New England: Shipbuilding in Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Adams Yacht Yard photographCome find out about the many shipyards in Quincy from 1789 to 1986 and hear about important ships that were built here. Local author Wayne G. Miller presents his findings which were recently published in his second book, Quincy Massachusetts A Shipbuilding Tradition, published by the Quincy Historical Society. His latest book has over 150 illustrations amidst its 200 pages and lots of great facts, such as "John Adams came to the launching of the Mount Wollaston at Nathan Josselyn’s shipyard in 1822". Don't miss this opportunity to learn about our local history!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday January 29, 2018
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Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Into Thin Air - Death on Everest
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillAn adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. It also follows Krakauer and portrays what he was going through while climbing the mountain.

An effective and disturbing film.--Apollo Guide, Brian Webster

Directed by Robert Markowitz. Starring Peter Horton, Nathaniel Parker, Christopher McDonald, and Richard Jenkins. Theatrically released in 1997. 90 Minutes; TV Movie.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Where the Wild Things Are
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillThe film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.

Directed by Spike Jonze. Starring Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker, and Max Records. 101 minutes. Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Friday February 2, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday February 3, 2018
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 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.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 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.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 5, 2018
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Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Friday February 9, 2018
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang. A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent—and the road trip they take across America that binds them back together

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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Monday February 12, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Cooking with Books @Adams Shore
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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BIRDS, The Epic Adventures of a Massachusetts Bird Photographer
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book coverJoin full-time wildlife photographer, speaker, and author Peter Christoph for a narrated slideshow of his favorite bird photographs all taken right here in Massachusetts. Be entertained and informed as he shares stories of his photographic adventures and the techniques he uses to capture his images as well as his favorite places to take photos of birds in their natural habitat.

Peter will have available the companion book Birds, which he published to accompany his presentation, with a book signing immediately after his talk.

Peter Christoph is a wildlife advocate, naturalist and award-winning bird photographer based in Lancaster, MA. He has a great respect for wildlife and through his presentations seeks to raise awareness of the need to conserve bird habitat.  Learn more about him on his website.

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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Fine Liquorature Book Club: February Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find more information on our meetup.com page. 

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Thursday February 15, 2018
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Matinee Film: The Rape of Europa
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillThe Rape of Europa is an epic journey through seven countries that follows the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare, which threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For 12 long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on an unprecedented scale in history. But heroic young art historians and curators from America, as well as across Europe, fought back. They did so in a miraculous campaign to rescue then return the millions of lost, hidden, and stolen treasures.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The second in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

With impressive clarity and sweep, The Rape of Europa recounts the Nazi theft and destruction of European art and architecture.--San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker

Directed by Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham, and Richard Berge. Theatrically released in 2007. 117 Minutes; Not Rated (documentary).

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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Feature Film: The Rape of Europa
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillThe Rape of Europa is an epic journey through seven countries that follows the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare, which threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For 12 long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on an unprecedented scale in history. But heroic young art historians and curators from America, as well as across Europe, fought back. They did so in a miraculous campaign to rescue then return the millions of lost, hidden, and stolen treasures.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The second in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

With impressive clarity and sweep, The Rape of Europa recounts the Nazi theft and destruction of European art and architecture.--San Francisco Chronicle, Kenneth Baker

Directed by Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham, and Richard Berge. Theatrically released in 2007. 117 Minutes; Not Rated (documentary).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 19, 2018
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Closed for Presidents Day
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Tuesday February 20, 2018
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 26, 2018
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Senator Eldridge presentation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Carol Themmen        cthemmen@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday March 2, 2018
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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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Monday March 5, 2018
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Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Friday March 9, 2018
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing The People of Forever are not Afraid by Shani Boianjiu.  This coming-of-age story follows the lives of three Israeli girls who join the Israeli Defense Forces when they turn 18 and deal with gossip and flirting along with the threat of constant danger and intense military training 

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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Monday March 12, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Cooking with Books @Adams Shore
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: March Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find more information at our meetup.com page. 

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Wednesday March 14, 2018
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The Origin of Pi
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pi artLearn about the origins on Pi on Pi Day! This fascinating talk will be lead by Harvard professor Christopher Rycroft.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday March 15, 2018
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Matinee Film: Tim's Vermeer
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillInventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The third in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

It’s fascinating and funny while forcing us to consider the line between technology and art.--Arizona Republic, Bill Goodykoontz

Directed by Teller. Starring Penn Jillette and Tim Jenison. Theatrically released in 2013. 80 Minutes; Not rated (documentary).

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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Feature Film: Tim's Vermeer
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillInventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The third in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

It’s fascinating and funny while forcing us to consider the line between technology and art.--Arizona Republic, Bill Goodykoontz

Directed by Teller. Starring Penn Jillette and Tim Jenison. Theatrically released in 2013. 80 Minutes; Not rated (documentary).

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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Tuesday March 20, 2018
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friday March 23, 2018
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BUSY
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Sunday April 1, 2018
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Closed for Easter
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Monday April 2, 2018
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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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Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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BUSY
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday April 6, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday April 7, 2018
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 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.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 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.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday April 9, 2018
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Cooking with Books @Adams Shore
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Friday April 13, 2018
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue.  Two marriages, one immigrant working class and the other from the top one percent, are shaped by financial circumstances, infidelities, secrets and the 2008 recession. 

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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Monday April 16, 2018
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Closed for Patriots Day
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Tuesday April 17, 2018
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Thursday April 19, 2018
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Matinee Film: Frida
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillChronicles the life Frida Kahlo (Hayek) shared openly and unflinchingly with her mentor and husband, Diego Rivera (Molina), as this young couple took the art by storm.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The fourth in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

[T]here's a buoyancy to the direction and acting that make the film special.--Portland Oregonian, Shawn Levy

Directed by Julie Taymor. Starring Alfred Molina and Salma Hayek. Theatrically released in 2002. 123 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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Feature Film: Frida
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillChronicles the life Frida Kahlo (Hayek) shared openly and unflinchingly with her mentor and husband, Diego Rivera (Molina), as this young couple took the art by storm.

Presented in partnership with the Quincy Art Association. The fourth in a new Art Film Series, the third Thursday of the month in January, February, March, and April.

[T]here's a buoyancy to the direction and acting that make the film special.--Portland Oregonian, Shawn Levy

Directed by Julie Taymor. Starring Alfred Molina and Salma Hayek. Theatrically released in 2002. 123 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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Saturday April 28, 2018
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Mental Health Forum
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Co-sponsored by Enhance Asian Community on Health Inc., (EACH) and the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

CONTACT: Sara Tan    857-472-3224    stan@each4asian.org
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Friday May 4, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday May 5, 2018
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 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.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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misc_none
Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 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.

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 7, 2018
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Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Friday May 11, 2018
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi. The Snow White fairy tale brilliantly recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity.

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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Monday May 14, 2018
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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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misc_none
Cooking with Books @Adams Shore
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 28, 2018
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Closed for Memorial Day
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Friday June 1, 2018
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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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Monday June 4, 2018
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Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Friday June 8, 2018
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel. The High Mountains of Portugal weaves three intersecting narratives into a captivating blend of epic journey, ghost story, and contemporary realism, all held together by Martel’s unforgettable voice—a voice that is as mesmerizing, witty, and wise as ever.

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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Monday June 11, 2018
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Cooking with Books @Adams Shore
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Would you like to help an adult learn to read?  Consider becoming a volunteer literacy tutor.  LVM-Quincy provides free, one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and writing to adults on the South Shore.  Come to one of the orientation sessions and find out if the program is compatible with your skills and interests and whether you want to make this volunteer commitment.  

To register for this orientation, please call 617-376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org.

For more details and an online application form, visit us on thomascranelibrary.org/read.

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday June 19, 2018
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

New and experienced players are invited to join us for this introduction to D&D 5th edition game play. Take on the role of a fantasy hero in this monthly Dungeons and Dragons game. 

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 21, 2018
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Would you like to help an adult learn to read?  Consider becoming a volunteer literacy tutor.  LVM-Quincy provides free, one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and writing to adults on the South Shore.  Come to one of the orientation sessions and find out if the program is compatible with your skills and interests and whether you want to make this volunteer commitment.  

To register for this orientation, please call 617-376-1314 or email us at quliteracy@ocln.org.

For more details and an online application form, visit us on thomascranelibrary.org/read.

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Independence Day
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Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Closed for Independence Day
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Friday July 6, 2018
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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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Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Thursday July 12, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Thursday July 19, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Thursday July 26, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Friday August 3, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday September 1, 2018
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Closed for Labor Day
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Sunday September 2, 2018
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Closed for Labor Day
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Monday September 3, 2018
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Closed for Labor Day
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Friday September 7, 2018
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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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Friday October 5, 2018
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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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Monday October 8, 2018
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Closed for Columbus Day
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Friday November 2, 2018
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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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Monday November 12, 2018
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Closed for Veterans Day
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Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving Day
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Thursday November 22, 2018
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Closed for Thanksgiving Day
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Friday December 7, 2018
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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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Monday December 24, 2018
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve
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Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Closed for Christmas Day
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Monday December 31, 2018
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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