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Wednesday April 1, 2015 - Thursday April 30, 2015
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On Exhibit: A Tale of Two Cities
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

art sampleThroughout the month of April we are proud to present Isabel C. Shamitz's artwork: A Tale of Two Cities: an exploration of Boston and Quincy images.

"Welcome to A Tale of Two Cities. My name is Isabel Shamitz and I am a fine artist and expert in depicting those special moments and events, against the backdrop of the streets, corners and places of interest in and around the Boston, Massachusetts area. My colorful images, which bind families and friends together, capture the present and evoke the sweet memories that inspire us and enrich our lives and feed our souls... And make life worthwhile and worth living.

Since early childhood, creating art and watching an image come to life on my canvas has given me great satisfaction. My favorite subjects have always been scenes from life; people, places, pets and the humans they own, caught in the act of living, especially against the backdrop of the city streets, for which I have a special affection. Like portraits, cities are living, breathing entities and the energy and intensity of the different elements of the urban setting have always fascinated me.

My style, particularly in my use of color, is one of impressionistic realism; a visual approach that enhances my portraits very well. Revealing the external likenesses of my subjects is only the beginning. Capturing the mood, personality and individuality is my ultimate goal. I want to capture the inner soul of people, pets and city streets and bring them to three-dimensional life on a two-dimensional plane."

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday April 25, 2015
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Children's Librarian Cathy DeVeer fora  family storytime full of Spring stories about butterflies

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

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Environmental Treasures: Tour the DPW yard
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Complimenting the screening of Dirt! The Movie on Thursday, April 23 and in celebration of the U.N.'s Year of the Soil, you are invited to join a free tour of the DPW yard, including their compost facility, with John Sullivan, including a possible visit from a mystery guest! The tour will be followed by a stroll through the newly restored Broad Meadows Marsh. You will have another chance to win a free compost bin through a second raffle! Meet in the Dept. of Public Works parking lot, 55 Sea Street.

Optional: join other tour participants for a pay-your-own-way lunch at a local restaurant after the tour. For more information and rain date rescheduling, please call 617-472-0799.

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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How to be Great at Doing Good
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

book coverCome to the library and learn why results are what count and how smart charity can change the world. Get ready to question everything you have been told about charity, and find out how you can truly succeed at making the world a better place.

Many of us donate to charitable causes, and work or volunteer for non-profit organizations. Yet virtually none of us have been taught what it means to succeed at doing good, let alone how to do so. In short, we ve never been encouraged to treat charity with the seriousness and rigor it deserves. This program will be presented by Nick Cooney, director of education at Mercy for Animals and founder of The Humane League. On April 27 his latest book is being released. Nick is a well respected author and has lectured extensively across the United States and Europe on how to carry out charity effectively. His work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including TIME maagazine, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio. This program is cosponsored by the Boston Vegetarian Society.

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CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday April 26, 2015
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Concerts @the Crane: Quincy Symphony Orchestra Ensembles
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

TITLEMembers of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra will present two ensembles in concert. A string quartet will perform Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in C Major Op. 76 No. 3 "Kaiser". A woodwind trio will perform selections from Mozart's Five Divertimentos K.Anh. 229 and possibly some Beethoven.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday April 27, 2015
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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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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday April 28, 2015
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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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Weekly Device Advice
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come by anytime between two and four every Tuesday afternoon and get help using your own mobile devices to access all the Library has to offer. Each week will have a specific focus but all questions are welcome and encouraged. Please bring your phone and/or tablet and knowledge of your personal usernames and passwords. We will meet on the first floor near the new books.

In March we covered the following topics:

  • E-readers - the easiest way to carry lots of books everywhere you go
  • Online Music & Video - did you know we have over 100,000 music albums you can listen to right now?
  • E-Books - use your mobile device to read current, popular works
  • The Thomas Crane Library App - discover all the ways you can take the library with you 24/7
  • Online magazines - Learn how easy it is to read everything from Consumer Reports and the Economist to GQ & Glamour.
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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The Struggle for Reform in Massachusetts: Same-Sex Marriage
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Since its founding in the 17th Century, Massachusetts has had a vision of itself as a place of bold ideals, a "city on a hill" that should serve as an example for others. It is not surprising that many of America's chief crusades for reform have been represented here. Join Professor Dan Breen for a six-part lecture and discussion series focusing on a few of those crusades and their fortunes--for better or worse-- in Massachusetts.

Session Six: Same-Sex Marriage: The Goodridge Case Sparks a Marriage Revolution
In 2003, Massachusetts becomes the first state to guarantee marriage equality regardless of sexual orientation. We will take a look at the case that made it happen, and ask the same question we asked in regard to the Walker case--why did it happen here first?

Dr. Breen teaches history at Newbury College and legal studies at Brandeis University, and has presented numerous lively and thought-provoking lectures and discussion series at the Crane library and other public libraries in Massachusetts.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library in memory of Abe Cohen, a lifelong fighter for justice and a dear Friend.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday April 29, 2015
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Small Business Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Designed for the new business owner to explain Mass income, sales, meals and payroll taxes responsibilities.

CONTACT: Brian Lynch    617 887 5332     lynchb@dor.state.ma.us
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Gone Girl
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillThe popular movie based upon the best-selling novel. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

"Surgically precise, grimly funny and entirely mesmerizing over the course of its swift 149-minute running time, this taut yet expansive psychological thriller represents an exceptional pairing of filmmaker and material." - Variety

Directed by David Fincher. Starring Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Rosamund Pike, and Tyler Perry. Theatrically released in 2014. 149 Minutes; Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language.

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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Solarize Quincy
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Solarize Mass QuincyCome to the library and learn all about Solarize Quincy, a program that offers discounted solar panels to local residents and business owners. Find out about the financial incentives for installing solar, including cheaper electricity, federal rebates, and the group-purchasing discount that Solarize participants appreciate. The program will also talk about the environmental benefits of solar power, and there will be plenty of time for audience questions.

Speakers will include a representative from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center--a quasi-state agency that, is cosponsoring the program along with the City and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, and a representative of SolarFlair, the Ashland-based company that won a competitive bidding process to be exclusive installer for Solarize Quincy. Solar Flair was chosen from among four bidders because of their pricing, local ties, commitment to open an office in Quincy, and their experience as installer for Solarize programs in Newton, Brookline, Carlisle, Chelmsford, and Arlington, where they installed a total of 380 solar systems.

Massachusetts Clean Energy CenterBy June 30, when Solarize Quincy ends, the city hopes to have increased the number of Quincy solar installations by 200, thus, reducing Quincy’s reliance on fossil fuels and its contribution to climate change. “If you have a good site and a newer roof, and you want a lower electric bill, there has never been a better time to go solar in Quincy,” says Rebecca McWilliams, Solarize Quincy's lead organizer. For more information or to sign up to have your house or building assessed, go to http:// SolarizeQuincy.weebly.com/

MA Department of Energy Resourcessolar flair clean energy solutionsCity of Quincy seal

CONTACT: Shelly Dein    617-376-1542    Sdein@quincyma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday April 30, 2015
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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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Feature Film: Unbroken
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillA chronicle of the life of Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), an Olympic runner who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in World War II—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

"Jolie has an army of craftsmen in her corner, notably camera poet Roger Deakins (No Country for Old Men). But it's her vision that gives Unbroken a spirit that soars. In honoring Louis' endurance, she does herself proud." - Rolling Stone

Directed by Angelina Jolie . Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Finn Wittrock, Garrett Hedlund, Jack O'Connell, Jai Courtney, Luke Treadaway, and Miyavi. Theatrically released in 2014. 137 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

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

movie stillA chronicle of the life of Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), an Olympic runner who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in World War II—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

"Jolie has an army of craftsmen in her corner, notably camera poet Roger Deakins (No Country for Old Men). But it's her vision that gives Unbroken a spirit that soars. In honoring Louis' endurance, she does herself proud." - Rolling Stone

Directed by Angelina Jolie . Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Finn Wittrock, Garrett Hedlund, Jack O'Connell, Jai Courtney, Luke Treadaway, and Miyavi. Theatrically released in 2014. 137 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday May 1, 2015 - Saturday May 30, 2015
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On Exhibit: Spring Into Art with the Quincy Art Association
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

art sampleThe Quincy Art Association Annual show will begin setting up in the atrium on Friday, May 1.

Artists will check in their entries on May 2 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m..

A reception will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in the atrium.

Artwork will be checked out on Saturday, May 30th from 10:00 - 11:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday May 1, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 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 May 2, 2015
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Music and Movement with Rubi
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco!  Rubi brings her popular preschool program to Quincy so put on your favorite dancing shoes and join us for this lively mix of music and movement for children ages 0-4 accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required.

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday May 4, 2015
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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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Crime by the Book: Boston Strong
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Boston Strong ribbonA City's Triumph over Tragedy

We all have our own stories of where we were when we learned about the bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 and the subsequent manhunt. Come hear from the front lines about these unique local events that riveted the world. Veteran journalist Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge have written the definitive inside look at the Boston Marathon bombings and Casey is presently attending the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Learn about the Tsarnaev brothers’ years leading up to the act of terror to the bomb scene itself (which both authors witnessed first-hand within minutes of the blast), the terrifying police shootout with the suspects, and the ultimate capture of the younger brother. Hear highlights of the entire story, as seen through the eyes of those who experienced it. From the cop first on the scene, to the detectives assigned to the manhunt, get a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation. More than a story of true-crime, learn about the tragic but ultimately life-affirming story of the victims and their recoveries and hear the voice of those who lost loved ones. Casey and Dave will be presenting and copies of their book will be available for purchase and autographing after the formal program.

Co-sponsored by Quincy College

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday May 5, 2015
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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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Wednesday May 6, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Theory of Everything
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillNominated for 7 Oscars, including Best Picture. Once a healthy, active young man, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With his wife Jane (Felicity Jones) fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.

"The Theory of Everything, referring to Hawking's dream of finding an equation to explain all existence, is riveting science, emotional provocation and one-of-a-kind love story all rolled into one triumphant film. " - Rolling Stone

Directed by James Marsh. Starring Eddie Redmayne, and Felicity Jones. Theatrically released in 2014. 123 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and suggestive material.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday May 7, 2015
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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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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday May 8, 2015
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 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

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

This month we will be discussing Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

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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The Chair Affair
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reserve your seat at the Thomas Crane Public Library Foundation's first fundraiser on behalf of your library.

The Chair Affair cocktail reception will raise money to purchase 100 new chairs for the Main Library adult areas. You're invited to attend the event, donate money for a chair (and get a donor plate on the back), or just make a donation to the Foundation to help assure that the library remains a comfortable place to visit.

Visit the Foundation's website for more information about tickets and sponsorship levels.

 

CONTACT:         info@thomascranelibraryfoundation.org
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Saturday May 9, 2015
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Denise Shaver for a family storytime full of stories, songs, rhymes and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. In the large meeting room at the Main Library.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday May 11, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Boy Scout Rally
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Scout Recruiting night at the library

CONTACT: Diane Trubiano    617-653-6121    d.trubiano@verizon.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: Vegetables
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the May session of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is vegetables.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Night Owls Book Club for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Night Owls Book Club is a book discussion group for children in grades 3 and 4.

This month we will be discussing Say What by Margaret Haddix.  Please stop by the children’s room to pick up a copy of the book to read before our meeting.

During the meeting we will be working on writing our own books. For details please stop by the library or call and ask to speak with Mrs. Miller.

Stop by the Main Library children's room to pick up a copy of the book to read before the meeting. 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday May 12, 2015
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Friends of the Library annual meeting and program
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you like to read? Would you like to talk to others about books? Then you will like our book discussion groups. Join us each month to discuss all kinds of books.

The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8 meets  monthly to discuss a variety of books.

Each month a new theme or genre is selected. Children choose their own books from a prepared list and share their thoughts on the book they read and the theme or genre. In the summer specific titles are discussed.

Our theme will be Oversize books. The Oversize collection is a group of books that are too tall to fit comfortably on our regular shelves so we need to put them in a special collection with extra tall shelves.  Because they aren’t with the rest of the fiction collection they get over looked.  Take some time this month to look through this collection for something you may never have noticed before.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday May 13, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Great Train Robbery
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillNot a remake of the landmark 1903 Edwin S. Porter film, The Great Train Robbery is a dramatization of the famous first hold-up of a moving train in 1855 England. The conspirators in this undertaking are Edward Pierce (Sean Connery), Agar (Donald Sutherland) and Clean Willy (Wayne Sleep). Pierce is the brains, Clean Willy the brawn, and safecracker Agar provides the finesse. The scheme involves stealing a shipment of gold bars intended to be used in the payroll for the Army in the Crimean War. Lesley Anne Down co-stars as Miriam, the woman on the outside who arranges Connery's getaway. When released in England, this film was titled The First Great Train Robbery, so as not to be confused with Britain's embarrassing 1963 railroad heist. Director Michael Crichton adapted the story from his own, more-clinical novel on the same subject. Filmed in Ireland, The Great Train Robbery was dedicated to the memory of its director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth, who died shortly after the production wrapped.

Directed by Michael Crichton. Starring Sean Connery, Lesley-Anne Down, Donald Sutherland, Alan Webb, Malcolm Terris, and Robert Lang. Theatrically released in 1978. 106 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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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New! Hands on Science for preschoolers

Drop by the Wollaston Branch Library on the second Wednesday of each month with your preschooler any time between 6:00 and 7:00 pm to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child. 

This month we will be learning about the ocean. We will be sorting shells, examing sand through a maginfying glass and creating our own waves.

This program does not require registration.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday May 14, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday May 16, 2015
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Mad Science Preschool for ages 3-5 Slippery Science
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop gives children ages 3-5 insight into the world of architects and engineers. The children will discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders and arches. Then they will embark on an exploration of the rigidity and stability of structures, from the Dixie cup that supports dozens of times its weight, to teetering Jenga towers. Finally, the children will have a chance to apply the knowledge they’ve gained when they attempt to build an “earthquake-proof building” to take home

Tickets are required and must be picked up in the Children’s Room on the morning of the program. Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents.

Parents, if you have both preschool and school age Mad Scientists we suggest that you attend the school age Mad Science program at 10:30 as a family.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

 

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Mad Science for ages 6-10: Watts Up
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop introduces children ages 6-10 to the world of electricity. They will observe and learn the basic properties of static electricity in a series of demonstrations that lay the foundation for both an explanation and demonstration of lightning formation. Using our Van de Graaff generator and a few simple materials, the Mad Scientist will demonstrate the ability of an electric field to light up a fluorescent bulb, the process of grounding, and how to make gravity-defying streamers! Each child will take home a static stick to further their exploration of static electricity. 

Tickets are required and must be picked up in the Children’s Room beginning at 10:00 am on the morning of the program. Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents.

Parents if you have both preschool and school age Mad Scientists we suggest that you attend the school age Mad Science program at 10:30 as a family.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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On Exhibit: Spring Into Art reception the Quincy Art Association
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

art sampleThe Quincy Art Association Annual show will begin setting up in the Atrium on Friday, May 1.

Artists will check in their entries on May 2 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m..

A reception will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in the Atrium.

Artwork will be checked out on Saturday, May 30th from 10:00 - 11:30.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday May 18, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday May 19, 2015
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Teddy Bear Storytime @North Quincy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

New! Evening storytime for preschoolers

Join Children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear  at the North Quincy Branch for stories and songs for children ages 2-5 once a month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

Feel free to wear your comfy jammies, and bring along your favorite bear as we get ready for summer with beach stories.

No registration required. 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Rock HistoryThe remaining sessions of this winter's popular music appreciation series on Rock and Roll have been rescheduled to start up again in the middle of May. Come join Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case for the following classes:

  • Tuesday, May 19: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • Wednesday, May 27: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • Tuesday, June 2: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today

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 May 20, 2015
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STRENGTHENING FAMILIES: TRAIN THE TRAINER MODULE
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Strengthening Families framework is an evidence-based approach that identifies five protective factors that, when present and robust in families, help prevent child abuse and neglect as well as support optimal healthy growth and development in children. Participants in this interactive train-the-trainer workshop will gain in-depth knowledge of the Strengthening Families protective factors and the seven key strategies that support this framework.

 

CONTACT: Anitza Guadarrama Tiernan    617-502-8751    anitza.guadarrama-tiernan@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Into the Woods
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillInto the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Directed by Rob Marshall . Starring Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Frances De La Tour, James Corden, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Lucy Punch, and Meryl Streep. Theatrically released in 2014. 124 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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Thursday May 21, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday May 23, 2015
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Children's Librarian Cathy DeVeer fora  family storytime full of Spring stories about picnics.

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

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
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 Friends of the Library bookstore is open for business! Park in the Main Library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the building to enter the Bookstore directly from Spear St. The Bookstore is completely accessible to people with disabilities.

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday May 25, 2015
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Library Closed: Memorial Day
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Wednesday May 27, 2015
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Unbroken
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillA chronicle of the life of Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), an Olympic runner who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in World War II—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

"Jolie has an army of craftsmen in her corner, notably camera poet Roger Deakins (No Country for Old Men). But it's her vision that gives Unbroken a spirit that soars. In honoring Louis' endurance, she does herself proud." - Rolling Stone

Directed by Angelina Jolie . Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Finn Wittrock, Garrett Hedlund, Jack O'Connell, Jai Courtney, Luke Treadaway, and Miyavi. Theatrically released in 2014. 137 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language.

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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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Rock HistoryThe remaining sessions of this winter's popular music appreciation series on Rock and Roll have been rescheduled to start up again in the middle of May. Come join Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case for the following classes:

  • Tuesday, May 19: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • Wednesday, May 27: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • Tuesday, June 2: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday May 28, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday May 30, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday June 2, 2015
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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Rock HistoryThe remaining sessions of this winter's popular music appreciation series on Rock and Roll have been rescheduled to start up again in the middle of May. Come join Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case for the following classes:

  • Tuesday, May 19: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • Wednesday, May 27: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • Tuesday, June 2: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today

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 June 3, 2015
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Discover Historic New England: Boston's Floating Hospital
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

S. S. Boston Floating HospitalIn 1894, with the city’s infant mortality rate reaching staggering heights, a barge was commissioned to bring the city’s sickest children out into the harbor where they could be exposed to fresh air and receive desperately needed medical attention—regardless of race, religion, or class. The Floating Hospital provided care to sick children while cruising Boston Harbor for the next thirty-three years. Though Boston’s medical centers are celebrated the world over, the Floating’s history and remarkable contributions to the field of pediatric medicine in America remain largely untold. What began as a charitable effort soon became an innovative medical facility where scientists conducted groundbreaking research that resulted in the creation of infant formula. Doctors aboard the ship (and later on land) led the way in fighting deadly diseases, and its family-centered approach is now a hallmark of pediatric care nationwide.

Dan Bird, the director of volunteers at Floating Hospital for Children, and the foremost expert on the founding and legacy of the hospital will thrill you as he describes how life was for the poorest, youngest Bostonians over a century ago in an era in medicine and altruism that has all but been forgotten.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 4, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

June Summer Reading Special: Buy one adult fiction or mystery book (in hardcover or trade paperback) and get one free!

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday June 5, 2015
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Choice Community Supports Activities Planning
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Choice Community Supports, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Quincy Center. We support population of people with developmental disabillities living in Greater Boston. All are welcome to attend this open meeting to help plan future activities.

CONTACT: Monika Awramczuk    617-710-9273    mawramczuk@choicesupports.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday June 6, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday June 8, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: Cookout
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the June session of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is cookout.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday June 9, 2015
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Discover Historic New England: Quincy House
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy HouseJoin Historic New England Senior Curator of Collections Nancy Carlisle for an illustrated lecture focusing on recent discoveries and changes at the historic Quincy House.

Built as a country estate in 1770, Quincy House, a National Historic Landmark, was originally surrounded by hundreds of acres of fields and pastures overlooking Quincy Bay. For generations, the Quincys, like their relatives the Adamses, played important roles in the social and political life of Massachusetts. In the nineteenth century, Eliza Susan Quincy collected extensive information about her family and home. She kept journals and persuaded relatives to return heirlooms so that the house would remain a repository of Quincy family history. The interiors of the house have recently undergone radical changes resulting from the study of Eliza Susan Quincy’s materials, including the addition of wallpaper, floor coverings, textiles, and furniture.

This program is complimented by a walking tour: On Saturday, June 20 (rain date June 27) at 10:00 a.m. Sally Owen, coordinator of the Quincy Park Department’s Environmental Treasures program, leads a walking tour of the Wollaston neighborhood surrounding Quincy House. Using historic documents, maps, illustrations, and photographs the walk reconstructs the historic landscape to the period when four generations of Quincys occupied hundreds of acres. Tour departs from Quincy House. Tour the Josiah Quincy House (1770) following the walking tour.

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Park Department's Environmental Treasures program and Historic New England

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday June 10, 2015
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Child Welfare Case Law Review
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A review of relevant Supreme Judicial and Appeals Court case law decisions related to Care and Protection cases.

This is a free seminar sponsored by the Committee for Public Counsel Services' Child and Family Law Program

CONTACT: Andrew Don    781.545.7948    attyadon@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 11, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

June Summer Reading Special: Buy one adult fiction or mystery book (in hardcover or trade paperback) and get one free!

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday June 12, 2015
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Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT: Leah McLean    617.276.7897    leah.mclean@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday June 13, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday June 16, 2015
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Environmental Treasures: Busy as a Bee
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Noah, bees, and honeyBees have been rapidly and mysteriously disappearing from rural areas, with grave implications for agriculture. But bees seem to flourish in urban environments — and cities need their help, too. Come learn about the role urban beekeeping might play a role in revitalizing both a city and a species.

Our presenter, Noah Wilson-Rich is the author of The Bee: A Natural History and owner of Best Bees, a company that offers beekeeping services. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

Here is a link to a Boston TED talk Wilson-Rich gave in 2012:
http://www.ted.com/talks/noah_wilson_rich_every_city_needs_healthy_honey_bees

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday June 17, 2015
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Electronic Communications Evidence in Child Welfare cases
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This training examines the admissibility and foundation requirements for various electronic communications and social media posts in child welfare cases.

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

CONTACT: Andrew Don    781.545.7948    attyadon@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sharing Hope with NAMI
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a Partnership and Mental Health Education Initiative for African American Communities presented by the Naltional Alliance on Mentall Illness.

CONTACT: Lisa Ramsay    617-285-0363    lramsay155@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 18, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

June Summer Reading Special: Buy one adult fiction or mystery book (in hardcover or trade paperback) and get one free!

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday June 19, 2015
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Quincy Housing Authority Landlord Seminar
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT: Terry Coleman    617-847-4396    tcoleman@quincyha.com
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday June 20, 2015
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Discover Historic New England Walking Tour: Quincy House
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Quincy HouseSally Owen, coordinator of the Quincy Park Department’s Environmental Treasures program, leads a walking tour of the Wollaston neighborhood surrounding Quincy House. Using historic documents, maps, illustrations, and photographs the walk reconstructs the historic landscape to the period when four generations of Quincys occupied hundreds of acres. Tour departs from Quincy House. Tour the  Josiah Quincy House (1770) following the walking tour. This walk compliments the presentation at the Library on Tuesday, June 9.

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Park Department's Environmental Treasures program and Historic New England

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday June 25, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

June Summer Reading Special: Buy one adult fiction or mystery book (in hardcover or trade paperback) and get one free!

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday June 27, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday June 29, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday July 2, 2015
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Library Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Independence Day
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday July 3, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Saturday July 4, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Sunday July 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Thursday July 9, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Summer Concerts @the Crane: Lenny Solomon Band
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday July 11, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday July 16, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Summer Concerts @the Crane: 4EverFab
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us on the lawn

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday July 18, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday July 23, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday July 25, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday July 30, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 1, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday September 21, 2015
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday September 22, 2015
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Primary Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Primary Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 6, 2015
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Go Places @your library: Iran
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

IRAN - Persian Glory and Islamic Revolution

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday November 2, 2015
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday November 3, 2015
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Final Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Final Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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