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Tuesday July 1, 2014 - Thursday July 31, 2014
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Exhibit: Dreamscapes by Elaine Croce Happnie
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

art sampleThroughout the month of July, Elaine Croce Happnie presents her artwork.

"This exhibit uses historic photo printing methods in a modern sophisticated style being inspired by dreams that emphasize the universal experience that connects us." 

Elaine's interest in art began as a child and she credits her grandfather, Amaretto Croce, as a major influence. A graduate of the Art Institute in Naples he was a mural painter and sculpture. He was selected to paint a mural in Brockton City Hall to restore statuary and paintings in Brockton High School, the court house and many public building of historic significance. He was offered a two year contract during the depression by Roosevelt who established the WPA. He got his inspiration from their Italian ancestor Benedetti Croce.

Elaine studied at the Museum School of Fine Arts and at the Massachusetts College of Art where she majored in photography and art history. She has experimented throughout her career using various methods of photo printing, painting & mixed mediums. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Wednesday July 30, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Flying helicopters

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Breaking Away
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillDennis Christopher stars as a recent high school graduate in Bloomington, Indiana, who is caught with his friends -- Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley -- coasting between high school and deciding what to do with the rest of their lives. The four friends are snobbishly looked down upon by the college students of the town as "cutters," since they were born in Bloomington and their parents worked in the local limestone quarries that built the university. Dennis Christopher's character Dave wants to be a champion bicycle racer and he idolizes the Italian racing team -- so much so that he speaks, thinks, and acts Italian, all to his father's (Paul Dooley) forlorn exasperation. Dave falls for a college girl (Robyn Douglass), but is ashamed to admit he is a cutter and poses as an Italian exchange student to impress her. Dave is particularly excited when his heroes -- the Italian racers -- come to town for a race. But they are even more snobbish than the college students and rely on dirty tricks to keep Dave from winning a race against them. After that ordeal, Dave throws away his false identity and convinces his friends to enter the university's "Little 500" bicycle race against the college students. This light-hearted and heartwarming tale was a surprising word-of-mouth success at the box-office and won several awards, including an Academy Award for "Best Screenplay."

"Breaking Away is a wonderfully sunny, funny, goofy, intelligent movie that makes you feel about as good as any movie in a long time. It is, in fact, a treasure." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Peter Yates. Starring Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, and Daniel Stern. Theatrically released in 1979. 100 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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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

This program is cosponsored by the Quincy Arts Council and 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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Thursday July 31, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Flying helicopters

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Concert on the Lawn: Acousticana
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Acousticana

The name says it all: Acousticana plays American roots music on acoustic instruments. Bluegrass, Tex-Mex, folk, country, gospel, Cajun—it’s all here, tastefully informed by soul, blues, rock, pop, world music, and other contemporary influences. Great music has always been about creating new and original expressions, not simply repeating the voices of the past as perfectly as possible. That’s what they do - take from the old and make something new. New music with an old feel. Add a healthy dose of originals, an impressive array of acoustic instruments, and a commitment to creative arrangements and vivid performances, and you get a musical gumbo guaranteed to please.

Acousticana is: Ellen Breen, Attleboro, MA (guitar, vocals); James Butrym, Worcester, MA (guitar, mandolin, vocals); Rob Dross, Somerville, MA (bass); Stroker, Arlington, MA (accordion, vocals); and Andy Solberg, Attleboro, MA (mandolin, fiddle, vocals).

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Lawn
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Friday August 1, 2014 - Sunday August 31, 2014
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Exhibit: Statues of Our Lady
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

art sampleThroughout the month of August we are proud to present Statues of Our Lady as seen in New England yards, photographed by Ellen Webber.  

"Growing up Roman Catholic in Los Angeles led to an urban experience of religion as a melting pot of many traditions. Having always been interested in the iconography of my religion, it was an unexpected curiosity to see something that most likely escapes the notice of people who have grown up in the region: the statues of Mary adorning the yards of New England homes. Although seen through the filter of a particular religion, this exhibit explores Christian iconography and is not meant to be expressly religious. Rather, the images celebrate the divine feminine as personified by Mary, protectress of humanity."

- Ellen Weber

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Friday August 1, 2014
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Debbie O'Carroll's Fun and Games Magic Show
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Magician Debbie O’Carroll as she shows you how much fun fitness can be.  Debbie’s magic shows are always full of fun and audience participation.   This lively show promises to be a fun blend of magic and fitness.

In case of bad weather we will move inside.

This program is for children ages 3 and older accompanied by an adult.  No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library. This and all Health Matters @your Library programs are sponsored by South Shore Elder Services, South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age, and Quincy Asian Resources.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Storytelling @the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday August 2, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Sunday August 3, 2014
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Statues of Our Lady Exhibit Reception
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hosted by Ellen Webber

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Monday August 4, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – 3-D flower collage

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

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

Lost BostonA nostalgic journey back in time to visit some of the disappeared buildings and places in all their grandeur, before the wrecking ball and decline set in.

Author of over 6o books on Boston, the neighborhoods and surrounding cities and towns, Anthony Mitchell Sammarco will speak to us about Boston landmarks that have disappeared as the result of fire, neglect and urban renewal. In his new book Lost Boston he includes fascinating essays with evocative photographs of once popular places such as the Howard Athenaeum, the Boston Garden, the City Point Aquarium and the Boston Opera House. He also includes the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Perkins School for the Blind and the Horace Mann School for the Deaf, Mechanic Arts High School and Girl’s High School. From places of entertainment to places of detention, from lost squares to lost neighborhoods, mansions and places of worship this lavishly illustrated lecture will revisit many of Boston’s now lost landmarks, and explain their once prominent place in the city.

After Anthony’s talk he will sign copies of his new book Lost Boston which is part of Anova Books, the London -based publisher whose series includes Lost New York, Lost Chicago, Lost Washington, DC and the incredible Lost Las Vegas.

Books will be available to purchase for $18.95.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 5, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft  – 3-D flower collage

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Magician Greg McAdams and his dog Axel
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Greg McAdams presents Boom,Fizz,Read a show full of magic and storytelling.

Help Secret agents Greg and his trusty dog Axel (yes a real dog) stop Boom and Fizz, two of the most notorious bookworms in all of New England! The nonstop magic, comedy, audience participation, and Axel’s extremely funny hijinks will keep the children and adults laughing and learning while helping to prevent Boom and Fizz from ruining summer reading!

This program is for ages 5 and older.

Sponsored by the Quincy Arts Council 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 6, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – 3-D flower collage

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

This program is cosponsored by the Quincy Arts Council and 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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Thursday August 7, 2014
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Sharpie Tie-Dye @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Use science to create a fireworks design on a white t-shirt.  Sharpie markers and a rubbing alcohol combine to create amazing tie-dye designs. 

Each child is asked to bring a plain white cotton t-shirt with them to decorate. If it is a new shirt be sure to wash it first.

This program is for children ages 8 and up. Registration is required. Beginning Tuesday, July 1st. register online, in person at the library or by calling the Adams Shore Branch at 617-376-1325.

Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents. 

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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REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – 3-D flower collage

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Bikes Not Bombs
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillCome celebrate Bike Month with a presentation of movies all about Bikes Not Bombs. Each year Bikes Not Bombs collects roughly 6,000 used bicycles and tons of used parts from our supporters around Greater Boston and New England. They ship most of these bikes overseas to economic development projects through our International Programs in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Bikes that don't get shipped often land in their Youth Programs where teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills in the process of earning bikes to keep for themselves. Their retail Bike Shop also reconditions and sells some of the donated bikes that they receive, employing many graduates of their programs. The Shop's profit from the bicycle sales, parts sales, and repairs goes towards funding their youth and international work. We will be joined by Jodi Sugerman-Brozan, Bikes Not Bombs' Executive Director for this inspiring evening of bike films.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 8, 2014
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Regeneration by Pat Barker is a war saga in which not a shot is fired. It is a story of the battle for a man's mind in which only the reader can decide who is the victor, who the vanquished, and who the victim. Based on the true story of the poet Siegfried Sasson during World War I

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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Storytelling @the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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

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

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 9, 2014
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Storytime with Leigh and her Puppet Pals
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join storyteller Leigh Baltzer and her puppet pals for a family storytime full of stories, songs, rhymes and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 11, 2014
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MA Virtual Academy High School Orientation
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

All Massachusetts residents interested in obtaining a free high school diploma from The Massachusetts Virtual Academy are invited to attend this orientation session.

CONTACT: Karen LaFleur    413-475-3879    klafleur@gcvs.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Robot treasure jar

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 12, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Robot treasure jar

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Wendy the Singing Scientist and Flumpa
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Flumpa Live  is like nothing you have ever seen before! A  rock concert for kids featuring a singing scientist and a giant tree frog! This unique, one-of-a kind performance includes all original music complete with high-energy movement and audience participation. Learn about Flumpa and the rain forest as you sing along with Wendy.

Wendy Whitten the signing scientist and Flumpa the adventurous tree frog have been traveling across the US for 20 years performing for more than 4 million fans but this will be their first visit to Quincy so don’t miss this amazing show!

After the show meet Flumpa up close and maybe even take a photo.

This program is suggested for ages 4 and older and their families, younger children are welcome but may be overwhelmed by Flumpa.

Sponsored by the Quincy Arts Council

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 13, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Robot treasure jar

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

This program is cosponsored by the Quincy Arts Council and 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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Children's Book Discussion @Wollaston
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

When the Earth disappears an unlikely team must try to find it. Joss is the son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe and Annika is a girl from Earth. Together they'll have to explore the universe to save Earth and bring it back where it belongs. Read the book then come talk about it with us and make a beaded necklace or bracelet.

This program is for children entering grades 5-8.

Copies of the book, Pi in the Sky by Wendy Mass, will be available for pick up in the main library Children's Room and at the Wollaston Branch beginning July 10th to read before the group meets.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday August 14, 2014
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Mother Goose and Little Bo-Peep
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join children's librarians Jane Miller and Gail Columbare on the library lawn as they present Mother Goose and Little Bo-Peep: a Nursery Rhyme and Song Extravaganza.

This is a fun-filled program of stories and songs for children ages 4 months to 4 years old accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

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

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Robot treasure jar

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Power to the Pedals
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillBike Month continues!

This film portrays the transformative vision and extraordinary efforts of Wenzday Jane, a woman whose mechanical skills and innovative actions are reshaping her community. Wenzday goes to the heart of the sustainability issue by offering solutions, and suggests that things don’t have to be the way they are. Raised in public housing, Wenzday discovered the bicycle. To her, it meant personal freedom and self-determination. She would later develop a passion for mechanics and welding, and learned how to reshape the world around her. Now a self-taught innovator and revolutionary community leader, she heads an urban movement to replace trucks with cargo bicycles for local delivery, municipal waste-hauling for the city of Cambridge, and agricultural distribution. She’s creating a more sustainable future by helping others discover the power of the pedal.

A panel discussion will follow the film. The following people have been invited to participate on the panel: 

  • Film maker, Bob Nesson
  • Quincy Director of Transportation Planning, Kristina Johnson
  • President of Quincycles, Nathan Pipho
  • Car-free living/cycling advocate, Kevin Gillespie

Sponsored by QuinCycles.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 15, 2014
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Storytelling @the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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

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

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 16, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 18, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Spinning pinwheels

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 19, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft  – Spinning pinwheels

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Wednesday August 20, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Spinning pinwheels

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Summer Explorers: Robots @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Get ready to get technical with stories about robots both good and bad, large and small. After our stories make a robot hat to keep the sun out of your eyes.

This program is for children ages 4-8.  No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come learn the fundamentals of bicycle maintenance. Do you know how to lube a chain? Can you tell the difference between a derailleur and a cassette? Come to the library and learn some basic vocabularly, find out how to do a basic bike inspection, and leave knowing how to perform some important fundamental maintenance. This workshop will be lead by Quincy's own Boston Bike Guy, Mike Fink. Mike started out fixing bicycles as a kid at age 11. He has been riding bmx bikes since then and started working professionaly in 2002. Starting out at the bottom, learning everything, he moved on to fixing geared bicycles as a head mechanic before setting out on his own. He is now the owner of the Boston Bike Guy shop at 27b Cottage Ave.

This event is co-sponsored by QuinCycles and is part of Bike Month at the Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Thursday August 21, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Spinning pinwheels

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: The Bicyclists
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillThe third in our series of Bike Month movies. This is a special screening of this independent film that has been receiving raves everywhere it has screened. A twenty-something Conrad Miller leaves a small town in Wisconsin, promising himself sixty days to make lasting memories before he returns home to take over his parent's cheese factory. Conrad journeys to Portland, attracted to its vibrant urban bike culture and beautiful scenery. Conrad makes valuable friendships and has a decidedly modern love affair with Steve Jones. The friends learn to love and live like never before, but this simple story reveals unexpected turns and darker elements as the sixty-day timeline counts down.

"This could be a hipster’s delight. A female character named Steve? Actors on fixies? Featuring hip local music? Awesome." - Vancouver Voice

Directed by Carl Jameson. Starring Jayme S. Hall, Elle Poindexter, and Melissa Goad. 90 Minutes; Not Rated, adult situations & profanity.

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CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Friday August 22, 2014
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Storytelling @the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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

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

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Paper Airplane Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you ever folded a paper airplane? Yes or no, come join us to fold some at the library. We'll be learning a basic shape or two, then trying out changes to the wings and nose to see how they affect what our planes do. Feel free to fold a pattern you love or try something new, then test it out.

This program is intended for children ages 5 and older who can follow the folding directions and use their observational skills to improve on the basic designs.
Our  paper airplanes will be flown indoors.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 23, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 25, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Back-to-school bookmarks

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

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

An absent minded professor accidentally invents a flying rubber substance that might just save his university from closing, but only if he can keep it out of the hands of several greedy characters.

Rated: PG  Run Time 93 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
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 26, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Back-to-school bookmarks

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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LEGO Building @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children ages 5 and older are invited to drop in any time during this hour and a half of free-play LEGO building. Grab some LEGO bricks and build a boat, a spaceship, a double-decker couch - anything you want, then toss them back and try to make something else. LEGOs must be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Bicycling De-mystified
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Love freedom and self-sufficiency yet still looking for a parking space for your car every time you come to the library? Ever feel intimidated by lycra-clad road warrior bike messengers? Think that biking is just something for kids? Come join a lively panel of local, friendly experts for a conversation that will strip away the mystery and help you realize how riding a bicycle can improve your life. Learn about the different kinds of bicycles, find out about cool bike accessories , get tips for great local places to ride, and increase your comfort with the most fuel-efficient form of locomotion. 

The panel will consist of Paul Anderson (owner of Anderson Bicycle), Maureen Conway of QATV's Cycle Segments, and other members of QuinCycles, Quincy's bike advocacy organization.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 27, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Back-to-school bookmarks

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Children's Talent Show
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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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Thursday August 28, 2014
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Art-to-Go Drop in Crafts @Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft – Back-to-school bookmarks

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Pee Wee's Big Adventure
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

movie stillBring the entire family for our final Bike Month Movie. This classic bike film, co-written by Paul Reubens and Phil Hartman, marks the debut of director Tim Burton, who stamps the entire film with his quirky trademark style. Pee Wee (Reubens), an overgrown pre-pubescent boy sporting a molded Princeton cut, blush, lipstick, and a shrunken gray flannel suit, lives an idyllic life in his bizarre home until someone nabs his most prized possession: a fire engine-red customized bicycle. He then embarks on an epic cross-country search to find his lost love, not to mention more than a little adventure. Along the way, he makes friends with various oddball characters, visits the Alamo, endures various hallucinatory nightmares, and has a supernatural run-in with a spectral trucker. The score is by Danny Elfman. Some of the most memorable moments: the opening sequence involving Pee Wee's morning activities (note the bunny slippers and talking breakfast), the scenes at the truck stop, and the "Hollywood" version of Pee Wee's story at the end (starring James Brolin and Morgan Fairchild in surprise cameos).

"Inspired lunacy, Pee-wee's big adventure is one of the most inventive films in recent memory. This clever and wholly original work incorporates a wide variety of cinematic tools with a fresh and unique sense of style." - TV Guide

"Everything about Pee-wee's Big Adventure, from its toy-box colors to its superb, hyperanimated Danny Elfman score to the butch-waxed hairdo and wooden-puppet walk of its star and mastermind, Pee-wee Herman, is pure pleasure." - Salon.com

Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Elizabeth Daily and Paul Reubens. Theatrically released in 1985. 90 Minutes; Rated PG

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library and QuinCycles.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 29, 2014
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Last day to turn in summer reading challenges
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Today is the last day to turn in your summer reading challenge and collect your certificate.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Quincy Community Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Everyone is welcome to participate to come and donate blood. 

CONTACT: Leah McLean    617.268.7459    leah.mclean@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Storytelling @the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

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

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

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 30, 2014
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Sunday August 31, 2014
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Monday September 1, 2014
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Tuesday September 2, 2014 - Tuesday September 30, 2014
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Exhibit: Imagine
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

art sampleThroughout the month of September we are proud to present Imagine, original artwork by Sandrine Colson-Inam.  

"Imagine" is an exhibit by Sandrine Colson-Inam (aka Sanya). In this exhibit, Sanya invites her viewers to see the invisible out of her work; to make up their own stories and let their mind imagine the end of stories her mixed media or paintings are starting for them. In this series Sanya expresses her personal ideas about emotional expression, resulting in richly textured abstract canvases in various color schemes that incorporate mixed-media elements. The compositions are abstract and emotional, referencing natural forms and movement, filled with bright paint swirls of color, playful paper cut-outs, and three-dimensional objects.

A reception with the artist will be held in the Coletti Reading Room on Saturday, September 13 from 2-4 p.m.

Sandrine Colson-Inam signs her work as Sanya. Born in Provence, France, she is a world traveler and has visited many countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. She lived in France: Bandol, Marseille, Paris; Red Bank (NJ), Chicago (IL), and now resides in Boston. Her work has been exhibited in many places and galleries throughout New England as well as in Paris (France). Her studio is based in Concord, MA. She studied Physics and Material Science in Paris (France) and obtained a Ph.D. in Ceramics Science and Engineering from Rutgers University. She is presently a part-time Math and Physics teacher, focusing on mastering her art as a painter, mixed media and jewelry artist. She has worked in various corporate companies and schools. Visit her web site for additional information.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Thursday September 4, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday September 5, 2014
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday September 6, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 8, 2014
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Election Day Eve
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

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

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 9, 2014
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

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

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 11, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday September 12, 2014
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro illuminates the lives and challenging times of two fascinating women in a haunting, imaginative, and beautifully written tale filled with passion and possibility, heartbreak and hope.  Weaving through the decades, from 1920's New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, socialite Grace Monroe uncovers the complex, obsessive love between muse and artist and the tremendous power of memory and scent.

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 September 13, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Art Exhibit Reception
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Sunday September 14, 2014
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John La Farge’s Stained Glass Windows at the Thomas Crane Library: Old Philosopher, Alpha, and Omega
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presented by Matthew Bowman who recently completed his MA thesis in Art History at the University of Connecticut

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 16, 2014
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Fall Fashion on a Budget
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Veronica Guerrero MaciaAs the seasons change its time to refresh our wardrobes. Come get some great tips for how to freshen things up for the fall, without breaking your budget! Local fashion expert and personal organizer Veronica Guerrero Macia will help you see things in a new light.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 17, 2014
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Quincy PCD CAPER Public Hearing
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

On or before Sept. 26, 2014, the City of Quincy and the Quincy HOME Consortium will submit to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development their Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which presents the activities assisted with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and other funds for FY 2013-2014.  A draft of this CAPER will be available for public review and comment from Sept. 3-19, 2014 online at www.quincyma.gov/Government/PLANNING and at the Thomas Crane Public Library (TCPL), 40 Washington St., Quincy, MA.  All comments must be received in writing by 12:00 P.M. on Sept. 19, 2014 to Sean Glennon, CD Director, 1305 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02171.  A public hearing on the CAPER will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Sept. 17 at the TCPL.  For more information call 617-376-1167.

CONTACT: Sean Glennon    617-376-1167    sglennon@quincyma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 18, 2014
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Job Fair
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Find out about job openings
  • Meet potential employers
  • Dress professionally & bring a plenty of resumes!
  • Career Center Members: Bring your ID number

Save the date. At the last job fair the following employers were present. When employeres are secured for this next job fair they will be added to this list until the day of the event, so watch this posting for updates.

  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Aflac
  • American Income Life
  • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  • Anodyne
  • Chico's
  • EOC CCA
  • Eliot Community Services
  • Home Depot
  • Industrial Communications
  • Kelly Services
  • Madison Security Group
  • RCN
  • Right at Home
  • Road to Responsibility
  • Snap Chef
  • Soma Intimates
  • Uber

Sponsored by the Quincy Career Center

CONTACT: Quincy Career Center    617-745-4069    riacobucci@pqcc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 20, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 22, 2014
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Go Places @your Library: Take a hike!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Step into the wild. Explore places outside your comfort zones and figure out how to go after what really makes you come alive. That's exactly what Wendy Johnston did last year when she hiked the entire 2,700 mile Pacific Crest Trail from the US/Mexican border to the Canadian border through California, Oregon, and Washington (the same trail that Cheryl Strayed wrote about in her book "Wild"). She also hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 2009, has hiked the enitre Colorado Trail, and done long hikes on other continents. Come to the library and learn about her experiences on the trail and see some fabulous pictures she's taken of the wilderness.

Come be inspired. Many of the lessons Wendy learned on the trail are universal principles, which apply to all human beings- not just backpackers. On the trail, away from the external stimuli that we are constantly surrounded by Wendy found space to focus internally, listen closely, and receive lessons that take much longer to learn in the busy world that we live in.

She has recently started talking about her experiences and is receiving wonderful receptions. People are leaving feeling inspired.

"That it was the best lecture I have ever heard." - a recent attendee.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 25, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 27, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday September 30, 2014
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Discover Historic New England: Battleship Cove
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Battleship CoverTwo of the historic museum ships in Fall River's Battleship Cove, the battleship Massachusetts and destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., were built at the Fore River Yard. In 1964, the school children of Quincy donated over $1,000 to help save the Massachusetts from being scrapped by the Navy. Come learn more about these ships and the largest and most diverse collection of preserved US Navy ships in the world they are part of at the Battleship Cove.

Quincy resident and author of the recently published book on this subject, James Gay will present his research and sign copies of his book.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 2, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday October 3, 2014
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday October 4, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday October 9, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday October 10, 2014
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

The Light between Oceans by M.L. Stedman is a novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore. The debut of a stunning new voice in fiction-- a novel both heartbreaking and transcendent 

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 October 11, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 13, 2014
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Library Closed: Columbus Day
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Tuesday October 14, 2014
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Eating @your Library: Feasting From our Local Farms
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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The Benefits of Eating Locally and Seasonally.

The modern movement of eating locally grown and raised seasonal fare has its roots deeply planted in our historic kitchens. Now, “eating locally” and “eating seasonally” have become fashionable terms. Join Creative Feast chef Liz Barbour as she explores our modern journey back to the local farm with a discussion about the benefits of buying local and eating within the season. Enjoy a slide presentation and cooking demonstration of recipes featuring locally harvested seasonal ingredients and sample the distinct flavors of your local harvest. Farm fresh ingredients never tasted so good! Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two recipes and samples for all to taste.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 16, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 18, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday October 23, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 25, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday October 28, 2014
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Historic New England: Salem, 1692- season on the witch
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Gallows Hill Cover with Rory O'Brien's Face

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 30, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 1, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday November 4, 2014
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

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

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 6, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday November 7, 2014
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday November 8, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday November 11, 2014
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Library Closed: Veterans' Day
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Thursday November 13, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday November 14, 2014
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday November 15, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday November 18, 2014
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Eating @your Library:New Traditions for Thanksgiving
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Liz Barbour stuffing a turkey

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 20, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 22, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday November 26, 2014
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Library Closed @ 5:00 p.m.: Thanksgiving
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Thursday November 27, 2014
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Library Closed: Thanksgiving
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Saturday November 29, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday December 4, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday December 5, 2014
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday December 6, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday December 9, 2014
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Eating @your Library:Healthy Holiday Entertaining
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Liz Barbour

Preparing ahead so you can enjoy the party

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday December 11, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday December 12, 2014
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday December 13, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday December 18, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 20, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday December 24, 2014
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Library Closed @ 12:30 p.m.: Christmas Eve
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Thursday December 25, 2014
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Library Closed: Christmas
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Wednesday December 31, 2014
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Library Closed @ 12:30 p.m.: New Year's Eve
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Thursday January 1, 2015
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Library Closed: New Year's Day
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Monday January 19, 2015
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Library Closed: MLK Day
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Monday February 16, 2015
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Library Closed: Presidents Day
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Sunday April 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Easter
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Monday April 20, 2015
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Library Closed: Patriots Day
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Monday May 25, 2015
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Library Closed: Memorial Day
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Friday July 3, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Saturday July 4, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Sunday July 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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