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Sunday September 24, 2017
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Concerts @the Crane: North Sea Gas
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

North Sea GasOur inaugural Fall concert series opens with a special appearance from a group coming all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland. North Sea Gas, a traditional folk group, is on an international tour and we are lucky enough to have them perform for us! Learn more about them on their Facebook page, and enjoy this video of them playing the Galawa Hills in the Heart of Hawick. 

Come back for the other concerts in this fall's series, four Sundays, all starting at 3:00 p.m. in our historic Richardson room:

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday September 25, 2017
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This is a five week series of half hour programs for two-year-olds (ages 24-35 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

This program will take place on Sept. 25, October 2, 16 and 23 (note there is no meeting on October 9, Columbus Day)

Beginning Tuesday, September 12th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

movie stillWill Hunting (Damon) is a brilliant mathematician, but also an angry young man. To avoid jail time, he agrees to work with Sean (Williams) a therapist who comes from the same tough Boston neighborhood.

&Intimate, heartfelt and wickedly funny, it's a movie whose impact lingers.;praizes"--San Francisco Chronicle, Peter Stack

Directed by Gus Van Sant. Starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Robin Williams. Theatrically released in 1997. 126 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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Junior Explorers for ages 3-5 @ Wollaston REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 3-5.  The theme of this session is Food

Do you have a favorite food like the Seven Silly Eaters?  Or are you a super hero like Noodle Man?  Can you really have pickle shoes?  Come hear about all these fun food stories and do some food-theme crafts with us.  (Note: No real food will be served in this group. Pasta will be used for making necklaces.).

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on  Sept. 25, October 2, 16, and 23 (Note no meeting on Oct. 9, Columbus Day)


Beginning Tuesday, September 12th  register by clicking the Register button below. You may also stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, 41 Beale St. or call 617-376-1330.  

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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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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Grownups 20/30s: Crafterdark TBA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find more information on our meetup.com page

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 26, 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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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This is a five week series of storytimes for Rock-a-Bye Baby graduates ages 12 – 23 months who are mobile that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on September 26, October 3, 10, 17 and 24

Beginning Tuesday, September 12th  register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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: Bend It Like Beckham
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillThe daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.

Directed by Gurinder Chadha. Starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Theatrically released in 2002. 1 hour 52 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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Grownups 20/30s: Retro Video Gaming Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and relive your favorite classic video game experiences at our Retro Video Game Night! We will be featuring some of the best multiplayer games including (but not limited to) Golden Eye (need we say more?) Smash Bros., Mario Kart, as well as Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Street Fighter II.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This is a five week series of half hour programs for two-year-olds (ages 24-35 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

This program will take place on September 27, October 4, 11, 18 and 25

Beginning Tuesday, September 12th  register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Norman
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillNorman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

"A spellbinder that features Richard Gere in one of his best performances ever."--Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

Directed by Joseph Cedar. Starring Richard Gere. Theatrically released in 2017. 118 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

 Mystery: Help us solve the mystery of the missing book! Hear some mystery stories, crack codes, examine your fingerprints, then use everything you've learned to find the hidden book.

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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TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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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 accompnaied by an adult.  We will read stories, sing songs, recite ryhmes 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 September 28, 2017
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This is a five week series of storytimes for Rock-a-Bye Baby graduates ages 12 – 23 months who are mobile that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on  September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26


Beginning Tuesday, September 12th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

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

movie stillOn the surface, Clara Barron seems to have it all: a job as an OB-GYN; a great house in LA; and a loving family. But, the one thing Clara doesn't have figured out is her love life. Pressured by a family wedding in Mexico, Clara asks a co-worker to pose as her boyfriend for the weekend festivities,- only to be caught by surprise when her ex- boyfriend (and family favorite) suddenly shows up after disappearing from her life completely. Torn, Clara must decide between going back to the past or open her heart to new and unexpected possibilities.

"The setup is commonplace, but the scenery is delicious, the dialogue refreshingly tart and the keen supporting cast frisky or affecting, as the occasion demands."--The New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis

Directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta. Starring Ben O'Toole, José María Yazpik, Karla Souza. Theatrically released in 2017. 102 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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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Teen Advisory Board Meetings - 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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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Feature Film: Everybody Loves Somebody
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillOn the surface, Clara Barron seems to have it all: a job as an OB-GYN; a great house in LA; and a loving family. But, the one thing Clara doesn't have figured out is her love life. Pressured by a family wedding in Mexico, Clara asks a co-worker to pose as her boyfriend for the weekend festivities,- only to be caught by surprise when her ex- boyfriend (and family favorite) suddenly shows up after disappearing from her life completely. Torn, Clara must decide between going back to the past or open her heart to new and unexpected possibilities.

"The setup is commonplace, but the scenery is delicious, the dialogue refreshingly tart and the keen supporting cast frisky or affecting, as the occasion demands."--The New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis

Directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta. Starring Ben O'Toole, José María Yazpik, Karla Souza. Theatrically released in 2017. 102 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 September 29, 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 September 30, 2017
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English Talk Time Registration
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

English Talk Time is a free conversation group program for adults interested in practicing their English skills. Groups meet once a week for 90 minutes at the Main Library, North Quincy Library and Quincy YMCA. Come to registration to see the class schedule and sign up!

When to register (come one of these times):

  • Tuesday, September 12 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 14 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 16 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Saturday, September 30 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the North Quincy Branch (381 Hancock St., Quincy, 02171)

These are not the class times. These are the registration times only. You can see a class schedule when you come to register. The North Quincy class will meet on Saturday mornings this fall. Come to registration to learn more and sign up!

Register at the Main Library (40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169) in the Literacy Office, on the top floor, except for the registration on September 30, which will be at the North Quincy Branch, as noted above.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
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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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 we are open in September 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 October 1, 2017
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Concerts @the Crane: Robert Bekkers and ad hoc strings
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Robert BekkersOur Fall concert series continues with a string concert led by guitarist Robert Bekkers . In addition to Robert the concert will feature violinsts Kate Goldstein and Amber Cheung, Rebecca Phillips on viola, and Mina Kim on cello.  Robbert recently stopped by the QATV studios and you can watch the video here.

Robert Bekkers earned a teacher’s certificate and performer’s certificate at the “Conservatorium van Maastricht” (Netherlands) and came to Boston in 2012, where he is enrolled in the DMA program at the New England Conservatory under the inspiring guidance of the visionary artist Eliot Fisk. Throughout his early education, Robert participated in masterclasses given by many internationally renowned artists including Pepe Romero, Hubert Käppel, David Russell, Abel Carlevaro and Alexander Frauchi. Robert performs regularly as a soloist or in collaboration with piano, violin, flute or voice in programs ranging from classical opera arias to contemporary compositions, such as the ones dedicated to his exclusive piano guitar duo. His aim is to reach out and connect to audiences, spreading the awareness and appreciation of excellent music. Along with a steady flow of concerts and collaborations, Robert teaches at the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham MA, Yamaha Music School in Lexington MA, and at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. as well as being the new conductor and artistic director of the Boston Guitar Orchestra.

Come back for the remaining two concerts in this fall's series, each on a Sunday, starting at 3:00 p.m. in our historic Richardson room:

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday October 2, 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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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Beauty and the Beast (2017)
2:45 PM - 4:55 PM

movie stillBelle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Rated PG, 129 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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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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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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Stop Violence Against Healthcare Workers
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about the epidemic of violence against Health Care Workers and talk with some people who are trying to do something to change things.

CONTACT: Sheila Wilson        sheilaw6@comcast.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 3, 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: Breaking Away
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillA small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.

Directed by Peter Yates. Starring Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, and Daniel Stern. Theatrically released in 1979. 1 hour 41 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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Abigail Adams Smith: The Past, Present, and Future of Breast Cancer
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Abigail Adams SmithAbigail Adams Smith and the Evolution of the Treatment of Breast Cancer from Colonial America to Today. 

Abigail and John Adams's daughter Abigail (“Nabby”) Adams Smith, born in Braintree (now Quincy) in 1765, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1810, undergoing a radical mastectomy in 1811. Despite the surgery, cancer spread throughout her body, causing her death at age 48 in 1813. Abigail Adams expressed her grief at the loss of her daughter with the words, “The wound which has lacerated my Bosom cannot be healed.”

Come learn from two experts on breast cancer and the history of medicine. David Jones, M.D., Ph.D., the A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine at Harvard University, and Suniti Nimbkar, M.D., FACS, medical director of the Breast Care Center at South Shore Hospital in clinical affiliation with Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center and clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, will offer their insights into the evolution of the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer from the early 19th century to today. 

Presented by the Abigail Adams Historical Society, stewards of the birthplace of Abigail Smith Adams, in partnership with South Shore Hospital's Breast Care Center and 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 October 4, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Everybody Loves Somebody
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillOn the surface, Clara Barron seems to have it all: a job as an OB-GYN; a great house in LA; and a loving family. But, the one thing Clara doesn't have figured out is her love life. Pressured by a family wedding in Mexico, Clara asks a co-worker to pose as her boyfriend for the weekend festivities,- only to be caught by surprise when her ex- boyfriend (and family favorite) suddenly shows up after disappearing from her life completely. Torn, Clara must decide between going back to the past or open her heart to new and unexpected possibilities.

"The setup is commonplace, but the scenery is delicious, the dialogue refreshingly tart and the keen supporting cast frisky or affecting, as the occasion demands."--The New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis

Directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta. Starring Ben O'Toole, José María Yazpik, Karla Souza. Theatrically released in 2017. 102 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

 Mystery: Help us solve the mystery of the missing book! Hear some mystery stories, crack codes, examine your fingerprints, then use everything you've learned to find the hidden book.

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 accompnaied by an adult.  We will read stories, sing songs, recite ryhmes 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 October 5, 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: The Big Sick
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillBased on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

"I fell hard for both Ms. Kazan and Mr. Nanjiani and The Big Sick, which tells a great story with waves of deep feeling and questions of identity and makes the whole thing feel like a breeze."--The New York Times, Manohla Dargis

Directed by Michael Showalter. Starring Adeel Akhtar, Aidy Bryant, Anupam Kher, Bo Burnham, Holly Hunter, Kumail Nanjiani, Kurt Braunohler, Ray Romano, Zenobia Shroff, and Zoe Kazan. Theatrically released in 2017. 120 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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BUSY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Feature Film: The Big Sick
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

movie stillBased on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

"I fell hard for both Ms. Kazan and Mr. Nanjiani and The Big Sick, which tells a great story with waves of deep feeling and questions of identity and makes the whole thing feel like a breeze."--The New York Times, Manohla Dargis

Directed by Michael Showalter. Starring Adeel Akhtar, Aidy Bryant, Anupam Kher, Bo Burnham, Holly Hunter, Kumail Nanjiani, Kurt Braunohler, Ray Romano, Zenobia Shroff, and Zoe Kazan. Theatrically released in 2017. 120 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 October 6, 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 October 7, 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.

?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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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 we are open in October 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 October 9, 2017
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Library Closed for Columbus Day
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Tuesday October 10, 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 Film @North Quincy: Persepolis
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillA precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi. Starring Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, and Gena Rowlands. Theatrically released in 2007. 1 hour 26 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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Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
6:00 PM - 9:00 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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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Wednesday October 11, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Big Sick
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillBased on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

"I fell hard for both Ms. Kazan and Mr. Nanjiani and The Big Sick, which tells a great story with waves of deep feeling and questions of identity and makes the whole thing feel like a breeze."--The New York Times, Manohla Dargis

Directed by Michael Showalter. Starring Adeel Akhtar, Aidy Bryant, Anupam Kher, Bo Burnham, Holly Hunter, Kumail Nanjiani, Kurt Braunohler, Ray Romano, Zenobia Shroff, and Zoe Kazan. Theatrically released in 2017. 120 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

 Mystery: Help us solve the mystery of the missing book! Hear some mystery stories, crack codes, examine your fingerprints, then use everything you've learned to find the hidden book.

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 accompnaied by an adult.  We will read stories, sing songs, recite ryhmes 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 October 12, 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: Raw
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillEveryone in Justine’s family is a vet and a vegetarian. At sixteen she’s a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.

"Raw isn’t derivative — it’s fresh, funny, and grounded in reality. Underneath all the blood and guts, this is the story of a woman whose body demands love in extremity and the only person who’ll ever understand her fully: her sister."--Village Voice, April Wolfe

Directed by Julia Ducournau. Theatrically released in 2017. 99 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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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Open Sing Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join music maestro Del Case for a fun and no-experience-necessary sing-along happening on the second Thursday of the month in September, October, and November (9/14, 10/12, & 11/9).

With his keyboard at his fingertips, Del will teach and lead an instant multi-part chorus in simple songs from a variety of musical styles and traditions—some you’ll probably know and some you may not. This will be a “mistake-free” zone for all levels of singers from age 12 on up. Whether you are an experienced choral singer or you just like to sing in the shower, you will have a ton of fun and go home elated by the sheer joy of singing out and creating music with others. Learn more in this video interview.

Quincy resident and Wheaton College music professor Del Case is well-known around the city for leading community music-making projects like the Quincy Summer Singers and Eastern Nazarene College Choral Union.

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 October 13, 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 Pearl that Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashimi. Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate.  Dealing with two generations of young women who must rely on the ancient custom ofbacha posh, which allows a girl to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age

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 14, 2017
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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 we are open in October 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 October 15, 2017
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Concerts @the Crane: Hungrytown
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Robert BekkersOur Fall concert series continues with a fabulous folk concert from the Vermont-based, internationally touring duo, Hungrytown

Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting. Since releasing their first album together in 2008, Hungrytown have two more CDs out and spend more than half of each year on the road across North America, Europe and New Zealand. Hungrytown's music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including Comedy Central's The Daily Show, IFC's Portlandia and Netflix's Lady Dynamite.

After you enjoy this show, don't miss our final concert of the season on the following Sunday, starting at 3:00 p.m. in our historic Richardson room: October 22: Spero plays Nyro

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday October 16, 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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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Hoot
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillThree middle-schoolers take on greedy land developers, corrupt politicians, and clueless cops in the mystery adventure Hoot based on Carl Hiaasen's Newbery Honor-winning book.

Rated PG, 91 min

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen 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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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Cooking with Books @Adams Shore: Potluck
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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Discover Historic New England: Germantown
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

german town mapLong time Quincy educator and local historian Harold Crowley will give an illustrated talk exploring the history of Germantown.

A walk around Germantown will follow on Saturday, October 28, to see some its historic sites such as the Germantown glass works and some of its oldest homes. To join the walk, meet at 10:00 a.m. at the parking lot of Snug Harbor Elementary School, 333 Palmer Street. The rain date for the walk is Sunday, October 29, at 2:00 p.m. For more information and rain date rescheduling of walk, please call 617-472-0799.

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Park Department's Environmental Treasures program

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: October Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

See our Meetup page for more information.

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Tuesday October 17, 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 Film @North Quincy: The Heart of the Game
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillA documentary Roosevelt Roughriders, a girls' high-school basketball team in Seattle, and one player's fight to regain her eligibility to play.

Directed by Ward Serrill. Starring Darnellia Russell, Bill Resler, and Ludacris. Theatrically released in 2005. 1 hour 37 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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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
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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Go Places @your Library: The South Pacific Islands
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia - Unraveling the Mysteries of the South Pacific

a building in the South PacificThe South Pacific has been celebrated in literature, art, and music. Yet, the island countries that dot the Pacific Ocean are mysterious unknowns to most Americans. Barry Pell has traveled throughout both the south and north Pacific countries and territories. In this program, he will explain the distinctions between the regions of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia in terms of their geography, history, culture and people. The program will be accompanied by Mr. Pell’s photography in the islands.

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 October 18, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Raw
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillEveryone in Justine’s family is a vet and a vegetarian. At sixteen she’s a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.

"Raw isn’t derivative — it’s fresh, funny, and grounded in reality. Underneath all the blood and guts, this is the story of a woman whose body demands love in extremity and the only person who’ll ever understand her fully: her sister."--Village Voice, April Wolfe

Directed by Julia Ducournau. Theatrically released in 2017. 99 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

 Mystery: Help us solve the mystery of the missing book! Hear some mystery stories, crack codes, examine your fingerprints, then use everything you've learned to find the hidden book.

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 accompnaied by an adult.  We will read stories, sing songs, recite ryhmes 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 October 19, 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: Baby Driver
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillTalented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

"An awe-inspiring piece of filmmaking from Edgar Wright that plays out as a musical through the lens of an action thriller. Sweet, funny and utterly original — you won’t see a film like it this year."--Empire, Terri White

Directed by Edgar Wright. Starring Ansel Elgort, C.J. Jones, Eiza González, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Micah Howard, Morgan Brown, and Morse Diggs. Theatrically released in 2017. 112 Minutes; Rated R for violence and language throughout.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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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BUSY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Feature Film: Baby Driver
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillTalented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

"An awe-inspiring piece of filmmaking from Edgar Wright that plays out as a musical through the lens of an action thriller. Sweet, funny and utterly original — you won’t see a film like it this year."--Empire, Terri White

Directed by Edgar Wright. Starring Ansel Elgort, C.J. Jones, Eiza González, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Micah Howard, Morgan Brown, and Morse Diggs. Theatrically released in 2017. 112 Minutes; Rated R for violence and language throughout.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday October 20, 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 October 21, 2017
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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 we are open in October 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 October 22, 2017
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Concerts @the Crane:Spero plays Nyro
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Spero plays NyroThe final concert of our inaugeral Fall concert series is a heartfelt and moving tribute to Laura Nyro, one of the greatest and most covered songwriters of the 20th century.

Pianist, singer Christine Spero and her group will take us on an unforgettable journey through some of Laura’s most memorable songs. "Spero Plays Nyro" reminds us that Laura’s music is poignant and timeless. The exquisite arrangements are true to Laura’s originals but with many sweet creative touches, beautifully interpreted in the group’s own distinct style. Christine has fully recaptured Laura’s spirit and passion with beautiful renditions running the breadth and depth of Laura's emotions. Saxophonist/percussionist, Elliot Spero, adds excellent sax solos, flutes and multiple percussion accents.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday October 23, 2017
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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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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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Lego Batman
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillIn the irreverent spirit of The LEGO® Movie, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Rated PG, 104 min

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen 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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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Quincy At-Large City Councilor Candidate Conversation
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the library and March Forward Quincy for a moderated conversation with the candidates for Quincy's three at-large council seats. The final attendees will be confirmed after the preliminary election (Tuesday, September 12). Six candidates will advance to the election on November 7. August 23 was the last day to register for the preliminary election. October 18 the last day to register for the November 7 general election. The current candidates are:

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 24, 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 Film @North Quincy: Gridiron Gang
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillTeenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

Directed by Phil Joanou. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, and L. Scott Caldwell. Theatrically released in 2006. 2 hours 4 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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Finding Inspiration in JFK and John Quincy Adams
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book coverHelp celebrate the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy Jr's birth and the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Quincy Adams. Kennedy wrote about Adams in his seminal work, Profiles in Courage. What inspired John Quincy Adams? What inspired JFK? Where we can find inspiration today? This is the subject of this evening's presentation by Quincy's favorite lecturing historian, Dan Breen.

Presented in partnership with the History and Visitors Program at the Church of the Presidents.

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 October 25, 2017
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Mystery: Help us solve the mystery of the missing book! Hear some mystery stories, crack codes, examine your fingerprints, then use everything you've learned to find the hidden book.

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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TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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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 accompnaied by an adult.  We will read stories, sing songs, recite ryhmes 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 October 26, 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: The Beguiled
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillThe story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

"Coppola is a virtuoso of image and sound. but don't mistake her delicate touch for weakness. The Beguiled is a hothouse flower of startling power and intimacy. You can't shake it."--Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

Directed by Sofia Coppola. Starring Addison Riecke, Angourie Rice, Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning, Emma Howard, Kirsten Dunst, Matt Story, Nicole Kidman, Oona Laurence, and Wayne Pére. Theatrically released in 2017. 93 Minutes; Rated R for some sexuality.

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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Feature Film: The Beguiled
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillThe story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

"Coppola is a virtuoso of image and sound. but don't mistake her delicate touch for weakness. The Beguiled is a hothouse flower of startling power and intimacy. You can't shake it."--Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

Directed by Sofia Coppola. Starring Addison Riecke, Angourie Rice, Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning, Emma Howard, Kirsten Dunst, Matt Story, Nicole Kidman, Oona Laurence, and Wayne Pére. Theatrically released in 2017. 93 Minutes; Rated R for some sexuality.

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 October 28, 2017
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Discover Historic New England: Walk around Germantown
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

german town mapFollowing the illustrated talk at the library on Monday, October 16, join a guided walk around Germantown to see some its historic sites such as the Germantown glass works and some of its oldest homes. The walk will start from the parking lot of Snug Harbor Elementary School, 333 Palmer Street. The rain date for the walk is Sunday, October 29, at 2:00 p.m. For more information and rain date rescheduling of walk, please call 617-472-0799.

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Park Department's Environmental Treasures program

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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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 we are open in October 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 October 30, 2017
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SORB Workshop
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Training for attorneys who handle SORB cases

CONTACT: Robert Ploski    617-910-5827    rploski@publiccounsel.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Monsters, Inc.
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie stillThe Academy Award-winning creators of "Toy Story" open the door to a frightfully funny world of monsters and mayhem and scare up lots of laughs in their next movie, Monsters, Inc.

Rated G, 92 min

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen 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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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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Tuesday October 31, 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 Film @North Quincy: Beetlejuice
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillWhen a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.

Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Michael Keaton. Theatrically released in 1988. 1 hour 32 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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Wednesday November 1, 2017
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The Road to the Boston Marathon Bombing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketLearn the complex story behind the public facts of the Boston Marathon bombing from veteran investigative journalist Michele R. McPhee. The Fall 2018 presentation in the ongoing Presidential Speakers Series, a partnership between the Thomas Crane Public Library and Quincy College, will shed light on the Tsarnaev brothers, their roots in Dagestan and Chechnya, their history with the FBI including the recruitment of Tamerlan (the older brother) to be a "mosque crawler" to inform on radical separatists here and in Chechnya, and more. Michelle McPhee's recently published book on this subject "Maximum Harm: The Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI, and the Road to the Marathon Bombing" will be available for purchase.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 2, 2017
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Matinee Film: Lady Macbeth
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillRural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

"Throughout Lady Macbeth we see Pugh's eyes, full of possibility and optimism at the outset, gradually darken. Even her breathing changes. It's a wonderful performance in a very fine film."--Chicago Tribune, Michael Phillips

Directed by William Oldroyd. Starring Anton Palmer, Christopher Fairbank, Cliff Burnett, Cosmo Jarvis, Fleur Houdijk, Florence Pugh, Golda Rosheuvel, Naomi Ackie, Paul Hilton, and Rebecca Manley. Theatrically released in 2017. 89 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: Lady Macbeth
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillRural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

"Throughout Lady Macbeth we see Pugh's eyes, full of possibility and optimism at the outset, gradually darken. Even her breathing changes. It's a wonderful performance in a very fine film."--Chicago Tribune, Michael Phillips

Directed by William Oldroyd. Starring Anton Palmer, Christopher Fairbank, Cliff Burnett, Cosmo Jarvis, Fleur Houdijk, Florence Pugh, Golda Rosheuvel, Naomi Ackie, Paul Hilton, and Rebecca Manley. Theatrically released in 2017. 89 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 November 3, 2017
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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 4, 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.

?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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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.

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CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday November 6, 2017
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Captain Underpants
2:45 PM - 4:55 PM

movie stillTwo overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Rated PG, 89 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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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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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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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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Wednesday November 8, 2017
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Introduction to Genealogy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Whether you are just getting started or need to break down a brick wall in your genealogical research, this workshop will help you to work on your family history.  Starting with pen and paper and introducing the “proper” genealogical forms, we will explore how and where to research your family history.  We will also talk about Internet research for genealogy as well as things you can do now to help others in your family who are researching their ancestors.  Along the way, we will discuss family lore, historical fact, tracking your sources and interviewing living relatives.  There will be handouts for all and time for questions. 

About the presenter, Seema Kenney:

A wife, mother of 3, and entrepreneur, Seema is an experienced software instructor and a professional genealogist. Based on over 20 years of research, her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany, and Sweden. She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from BU, completed ProGen and is an active member of several societies, currently Vice President of the Worcester Chapter of MSOG and part of the NERGC planning committee. Seema is also certified as a Guided Autobiography Consultant and a Legacy Planner.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. 

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CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 9, 2017
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Matinee Film: Wonder Woman
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillBefore she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

"Wonder Woman is smart, slick, and satisfying in all of the ways superhero films ought to be. How deliciously ironic that in a genre where the boys seem to have all the fun, a female hero and a female director are the ones to show the fellas how it’s done."--Entertainment Weekly, Chris Nashawaty

Directed by Patty Jenkins. Starring Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Eugene Brave Rock, Ewen Bremner, Gal Gadot, Lucy Davis, Robin Wright, Saïd Taghmaoui. Theatrically released in 2017. 141 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.

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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Open Sing Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join music maestro Del Case for a fun and no-experience-necessary sing-along happening on the second Thursday of the month in September, October, and November (9/14, 10/12, & 11/9).

With his keyboard at his fingertips, Del will teach and lead an instant multi-part chorus in simple songs from a variety of musical styles and traditions—some you’ll probably know and some you may not. This will be a “mistake-free” zone for all levels of singers from age 12 on up. Whether you are an experienced choral singer or you just like to sing in the shower, you will have a ton of fun and go home elated by the sheer joy of singing out and creating music with others. Learn more in this video interview.

Quincy resident and Wheaton College music professor Del Case is well-known around the city for leading community music-making projects like the Quincy Summer Singers and Eastern Nazarene College Choral Union.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday November 10, 2017
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Library Closed for Veterans Day
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Saturday November 11, 2017
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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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Monday November 13, 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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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
2:45 PM - 4:55 PM

movie stillCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be the most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain. Flint Lockwood is a young inventor who dreams of creates something that he hopes will improve everyone's life. At the very least, it has a drastic effect on the weather.

Rated PG, 90 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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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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Cooking with Books @Adams Shore: Side Dishes
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: November Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find more information on our meetup.com page

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Tuesday November 14, 2017
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Teen Time: Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 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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Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
6:00 PM - 9:00 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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Discover Historic New England: Richard Muzzrole & the Granite Railway
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy GraniteCome learn about the life and remarkable career of archeologist Richard Muzzrole. Dick Muzzrole learned archeology on the job, as an assistant and digger on the Germantown Glassworks and Winthrop Iron Furnace excavations in the early 1950s.  He educated himself and found his great work in excavating and analyzing the Granite Railway site in the ‘50s and ‘60s.  Much of what we know about the actual operation of the Railway we owe to him.  Dick returned to Quincy in the 1990s after a stint with the Smithsonian and continued to research the railway until his death in 2013.  Al Bina and Tom Bonomi of the Granite Museum will present a power point on Dick’s work and discoveries and share reminiscences about a man who was an unforgettable character. 

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting 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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Thursday November 16, 2017
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Matinee Film: Atomic Blonde
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillThe crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

"Glowering from beneath the bangs of her moonbeam-platinum bob, Theron’s Broughton is equal parts air, light and iron. We’re just the moths clustering around her flame."--Time, Stephanie Zacharek

Directed by David Leitch. Starring Bill Skarsgård, Charlize Theron, Eddie Marsan, James Faulkner, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Roland Møller, Sam Hargrave, Sofia Boutella, and Toby Jones. Theatrically released in 2017. 115 Minutes; Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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: Atomic Blonde
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillThe crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

"Glowering from beneath the bangs of her moonbeam-platinum bob, Theron’s Broughton is equal parts air, light and iron. We’re just the moths clustering around her flame."--Time, Stephanie Zacharek

Directed by David Leitch. Starring Bill Skarsgård, Charlize Theron, Eddie Marsan, James Faulkner, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Roland Møller, Sam Hargrave, Sofia Boutella, and Toby Jones. Theatrically released in 2017. 115 Minutes; Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday November 17, 2017
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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 Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA.  Multiple award winner.

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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CAFL Due Process seminar
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

When due process is long overdue: litigating for meaningful rights to notice, to participate and to counsel; also effective and efficient legal research

This is a free seminar sponsored by the Children and Family Law program of the Committee for Public Counsel Services

CONTACT: andrew don    7815457948    attymdiv@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday November 18, 2017
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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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Monday November 20, 2017
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Jumanji
2:45 PM - 4:55 PM

movie stillWhen young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the startled eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of Jumanji. There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children.

Rated PG, 104 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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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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Your Big Backyard: 50 years on the Neponset River Watershed
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Neponset River Watershed Association logo with50-year birthday bannerIan Cooke, Executive Director of the Neponset River Watershed Association, will give an illustrated presentation about the organization's 50-year history.  

A walking tour over the Neponset Bridge and along the Boston side of the Neponset River, heading towards its mouth will follow at a subsequent date and time. Watch this space for additional details.

Neponset River

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday November 21, 2017
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
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 November 22, 2017
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Library Closes at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving
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Thursday November 23, 2017
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Library Closed for Thanksgiving
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Saturday November 25, 2017
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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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Monday November 27, 2017
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Because of Winn-Dixie
2:45 PM - 4:55 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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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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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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Tuesday November 28, 2017
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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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TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday November 30, 2017
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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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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
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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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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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Monday December 4, 2017
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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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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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Tuesday December 5, 2017
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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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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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Thursday December 7, 2017
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
6:00 PM - 9:00 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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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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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday December 14, 2017
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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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Saturday December 16, 2017
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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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Monday December 18, 2017
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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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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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Tuesday December 19, 2017
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
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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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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Thursday December 21, 2017
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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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Saturday December 23, 2017
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve
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Sunday December 24, 2017
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Library Closed for Christmas
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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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Saturday December 30, 2017
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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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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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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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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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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Tuesday January 9, 2018
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Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Wednesday January 10, 2018
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Go Places @your Library: Malaysian Borneo, 1967-69
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketKate Griffin Flaherty will speak about her recently published memoir of her time as a kid from Dorchester turned peace corps worker 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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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 and older
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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Wednesday January 24, 2018
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TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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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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Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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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 and older
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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Wednesday February 28, 2018
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TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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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
misc_none
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
misc_none
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
misc_none
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
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday March 13, 2018
misc_none
Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Wednesday March 14, 2018
misc_none
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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Tuesday March 20, 2018
misc_none
Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
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
misc_none
BUSY
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday March 28, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Sunday April 1, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Easter
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Monday April 2, 2018
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
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)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
BUSY
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday April 6, 2018
misc_none
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
misc_none
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday April 9, 2018
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
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday April 10, 2018
misc_none
Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Friday April 13, 2018
misc_none
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
misc_none
Closed for Patriots Day
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Tuesday April 17, 2018
misc_none
Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday April 25, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Friday May 4, 2018
misc_none
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday May 5, 2018
misc_none
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)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday May 7, 2018
misc_none
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday May 8, 2018
misc_none
Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Friday May 11, 2018
misc_none
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
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday May 15, 2018
misc_none
Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday May 23, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Monday May 28, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Memorial Day
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Friday June 1, 2018
misc_none
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday June 4, 2018
misc_none
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Friday June 8, 2018
misc_none
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
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday June 12, 2018
misc_none
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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misc_none
Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday June 19, 2018
misc_none
Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 and older
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday June 21, 2018
misc_none
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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Wednesday June 27, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday July 3, 2018
misc_none
Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Independence Day
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Wednesday July 4, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Independence Day
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Friday July 6, 2018
misc_none
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
misc_none
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
misc_none
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
misc_none
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
misc_none
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
misc_none
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
misc_none
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
misc_none
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
misc_none
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
misc_none
Closed for Labor Day
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Sunday September 2, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Labor Day
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Monday September 3, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Labor Day
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Friday September 7, 2018
misc_none
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
misc_none
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
misc_none
Closed for Columbus Day
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Friday November 2, 2018
misc_none
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
misc_none
Closed for Veterans Day
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Wednesday November 21, 2018
misc_none
Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving Day
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Thursday November 22, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Thanksgiving Day
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Friday December 7, 2018
misc_none
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
misc_none
Closed for Christmas Day
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Monday December 31, 2018
misc_none
Closed at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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