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Thursday January 2, 2020 - Wednesday January 29, 2020
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On Exhibit: Naturally Intimate
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

sample artworkThrough noon on January 29 we are exhibiting the paintings of Linda Schatz. She had the following to say about the exhibit:

"I have been interested in both observing and creating art all my life. My current painting style first started emerging during my junior year abroad in London, England. Fresh flowers were sold everywhere, which inspired me to use them as the subject of my paintings. I was also exposed to the art of Georgia O'Keefe at this time. This influenced me to enlarge the flowers on my canvas. Rather than paint many flowers in a vase, I am interested in capturing the intricate details of a single flower. I extended this style of painting to collages of nautical and mineral objects. I enjoy exploring the interesting colors and shapes of these objects on my canvas. I hope the viewer has as much fun looking at my paintings as I have in making them."

Learn about the exhibit in this QATV interview. View an online gallery of selected pieces from the show.

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 opt. 3     
LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday January 2, 2020 - Thursday February 27, 2020
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Winter Reading Challenge
Collect reading snowflakes this winter to win prizes! Track your snowflakes and reading online, through the Beanstack tracker app or by picking up a tracker at any library location!
 
To track your winter reading and earn prizes:
  • Use the Beanstack tracker to log in your books or downloading the Beanstack tracker app.
  • Color your card as you read or collect snowflake stickers for your card at any Thomas Crane Library location.
How to play:

Must register and track on Beanstack Tracker (online or via app)

Complete any five squares for a small treat at the main library.

Complete at least five squares for a raffle ticket and book prize.

Limit one card per child (one raffle ticket and one book prize per child).

Prizes drawn at the Winter Reading Party on Thursday, February 27 at 3:00 p.m.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday January 23, 2020
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Matinee Film: Honeyland
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillHatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice.

A documentary about a Macedonian beekeeper doesn’t sound like one of the best films of the year, does it? But few movies capture the great wheel of nature turning with as much beauty and empathy as Honeyland, and fewer still show how easily the wheel can slip its track and come crashing to pieces.--Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Directed by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska. Genres: Drama, Documentary. Starring Hatidze Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam, and Nazife Muratova. Theatrically released in 2019. 90 Minutes; Not rated.

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

Be the change you want to see in YOUR library! Our Teen Advisory Board meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month and works on planning and implementing teen programs, coordinating book displays and decorating the Teen Loft. This is a great way to complete you community service and earn real leadership skills. If you would like to join please stop by the Reference Desk and pick up an application today! Come hungry as we provide snacks at each meeting.!

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1335    kdarcy@ocln.org
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, and 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: Honeyland
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillHatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice.

A documentary about a Macedonian beekeeper doesn’t sound like one of the best films of the year, does it? But few movies capture the great wheel of nature turning with as much beauty and empathy as Honeyland, and fewer still show how easily the wheel can slip its track and come crashing to pieces.--Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Directed by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska. Genres: Drama, Documentary. Starring Hatidze Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam, and Nazife Muratova. Theatrically released in 2019. 90 Minutes; Not rated.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday January 24, 2020
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English Talk Time: ESL Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you interested in practicing your English? English Talk Time is the library's free ESL conversation-group program. Join us on Fridays for a drop-in conversation group! No registration is required.

This program is for adults who speak English as a second language. Basic English skills or higher are needed to participate. Participants will work in small groups with trained, volunteer teachers.

This is a nice opportunity to meet new people, connect with your community, and build confidence speaking English. Join us!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Get Crafty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the Children’s Room on Friday mornings any time from 10 to 12 to make a simple craft. Each week will feature a different theme, and you are welcome to get crazy creative. This week we will be making crafts to celebrate Lunar New Year. 2020 will be the Year of the Rat.

This program is for all ages with an adult’s help.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday January 25, 2020
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Saturday Science -- Human Body and Senses for ages 3+
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn about the human body and senses! What can you feel? What can you hear? What can you see? Then take a look at some x-rays, put together a skeleton puzzle, hear a heartbeat, learn about the different parts of your brain, measure yourself, and more!

This interactive drop-in program is recommended for children ages 3 and older and their families.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday January 27, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:45 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    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Jr. Explorers for ages 3-5 @Wollaston REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This one hour program for pre-kindergarteners and kindergarteners meets after school for stories and crafts based on a theme such as ocean life, fractured fairy tales, or other topics. Good listening skills and cooperation are important for this storytime.

This week we're highlighting jobs. What sorts of jobs do people do? Have you ever thought about what you'll do when you grow up? Let's learn about some of the jobs grownups do by reading some stories, playing some games, and making some crafts for jobs like mail carriers, doctors, and more!

Due to physical space limitations, registration is required, and the program is limited to Quincy residents.

The program will meet on 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, and 2/24.

Beginning Monday, January 13, register by clicking the Register button that will appear below at 9:00 a.m., stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, or call 617-376-1300 x9.  

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: Honeyland
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillHatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice.

A documentary about a Macedonian beekeeper doesn’t sound like one of the best films of the year, does it? But few movies capture the great wheel of nature turning with as much beauty and empathy as Honeyland, and fewer still show how easily the wheel can slip its track and come crashing to pieces.--Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Directed by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska. Genres: Drama, Documentary. Starring Hatidze Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam, and Nazife Muratova. Theatrically released in 2019. 90 Minutes; Not rated.

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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Teen Time: Real Talk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Real Talk is a youth-led forum for discussing the issues that are most important to teens. We meet two Mondays a month from 6-8 in the Computer Lab. Each event is planned, promoted, and executed by teen leaders with help from our Teen Librarian.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Chickadees Book Club for grades 1 and 2 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups, sort of a cross between book group and storytime. Using short stories and early readers as our text we’ll have fun with simple games and crafts while reinforcing key reading and discussion skills in this fun and interactive program.

Registration is required and limited to Quincy residents.

Beginning Monday, January 13, register by clicking the Register button that will appear below at 9:00 a.m., stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-1300 x4.    

The Chickadees will meet on Monday, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, and 3/2 at 6:30 p.m.

Questions? Stop by or call the Children’s Room at 617-376-1300 x4 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday January 28, 2020
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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. We'll include stories, songs, fingerplays, and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult.

Due to overcrowding, registration is required and limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, and 3/3.

Beginning Monday, January 13, register by clicking the Register button that will appear below at 9:00 am, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room, or calling 617-376-1300 x4.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This program is 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, but is limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Coding Club for ages 9-12 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ever wanted to learn how to code? Join us once a week for five weeks as we learn essential coding fundamentals through different activities and games!

This program is for ages 9-12 and will meet on Tuesdays 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, and 3/3 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Registration is required and is limited to Quincy residents.

Beginning Monday, January 13, register by clicking the Register button that will appear below at 9:00 a.m., stopping by the Main Library Children's Room, or calling 617-376-1300 x4.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday January 29, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Story Lab for ages 6-8 @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This new program combines science and stories for a new type of storytime.

Join us after school for one hour of stories and science. Children will hear stories involving science topics, then explore those topics through activities and experiments.

No registration is required.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday January 30, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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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 and is limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on 1/30,  2/6, 2/13, 2/27, and 3/5.

Beginning Monday, January 13, register by clicking the Register button below that will appear below at 9:00 a.m., stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-1300 x4. 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Harriet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillBased on the inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

The intensity and the lyrical fervor of Kasi Lemmons’s direction lend this historical drama, about Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and her work with the Underground Railroad, the exalted energy of secular scripture.--Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Genres: Action, Biography, Drama, History. Starring Claire Bronson, Clarke Peters, Cynthia Erivo, Deborah Ayorinde, Henry Hunter Hall, Janelle Monáe, Jennifer Nettles, Joe Alwyn, Joseph Lee Anderson, Leslie Odom Jr., Mitchell Hoog, Nick Basta, Omar J. Dorsey, Tim Guinee, Tory Kittles, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Vondie Curtis-Hall. Theatrically released in 2019. 125 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, and 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: Harriet
6:45 PM - 8:50 PM

movie stillBased on the inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

The intensity and the lyrical fervor of Kasi Lemmons’s direction lend this historical drama, about Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and her work with the Underground Railroad, the exalted energy of secular scripture.--Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Genres: Action, Biography, Drama, History. Starring Claire Bronson, Clarke Peters, Cynthia Erivo, Deborah Ayorinde, Henry Hunter Hall, Janelle Monáe, Jennifer Nettles, Joe Alwyn, Joseph Lee Anderson, Leslie Odom Jr., Mitchell Hoog, Nick Basta, Omar J. Dorsey, Tim Guinee, Tory Kittles, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Vondie Curtis-Hall. Theatrically released in 2019. 125 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 January 31, 2020
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English Talk Time: ESL Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you interested in practicing your English? English Talk Time is the library's free ESL conversation-group program. Join us on Fridays for a drop-in conversation group! No registration required.

This program is for adults who speak English as a second language. Basic English skills or higher are needed to participate. Participants will work in small groups with trained, volunteer teachers.

This is a nice opportunity to meet new people, connect with your community, and build confidence speaking English. Join us!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Get Crafty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the Children’s Room on Friday mornings any time from 10 to 12 to make a simple craft. Each week will feature a different theme, and you are welcome to get crazy creative. This week we will be making pop-up groundhogs.

This program is for all ages with an adult’s help.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday February 1, 2020
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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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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, and 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    617-376-1300 x4    
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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 3, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:45 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    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Harriet
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillBased on the inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

The intensity and the lyrical fervor of Kasi Lemmons’s direction lend this historical drama, about Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and her work with the Underground Railroad, the exalted energy of secular scripture.--Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Directed by Kasi Lemmons. Genres: Action, Biography, Drama, History. Starring Claire Bronson, Clarke Peters, Cynthia Erivo, Deborah Ayorinde, Henry Hunter Hall, Janelle Monáe, Jennifer Nettles, Joe Alwyn, Joseph Lee Anderson, Leslie Odom Jr., Mitchell Hoog, Nick Basta, Omar J. Dorsey, Tim Guinee, Tory Kittles, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Vondie Curtis-Hall. Theatrically released in 2019. 125 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Craft and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by for some social crafting time and conversation. Bring along your current handwork project, knitting, crochet, beading, quilting, weaving - whatever you would like to work on while we chat. We'll be gathering in the Literacy Office on the second floor at the Mian Library where there is a large table and comfortable chairs for us to work.

 

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Tuesday February 4, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This program is 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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday February 5, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Story Lab for ages 6-8 @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This new program combines science and stories for a new type of storytime.

Join us after school for one hour of stories and science. Children will hear stories involving science topics, then explore those topics through activities and experiments.

No registration is required.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art Exhibit Reception
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We're celebrating the art created by the students at Woodward School, on display all February.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Bicycle Education: Basic Bike Maintenance
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincycles logoLearn all about how to bicycle safely, maintain your bike, and more in this series of bike education classes offered in partnership with QuinCycles. The last two in this series will be hands on. Active participation in the hands' on classes will be limited and registration is strongly encuraged. Observing is always welcome, if all the active seats have been filled.

This class will provide hands-on instruction on how to maintain tires and air pressure, how to check and adjust your brakes, and how and when to clean your chain. This class is not for diagnosing or repairing major fixes, but for helping you learn to know how to keep your functioning bike in riding condition. A limited number of attendees are invited to bring their bike for a personalized experience.

The final class in this series will be: Fix a Flat, Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Thess free classes will be taught by a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor and are co-sponsored by:

Registration is strongly encouraged to help us make sure we have the right number of handouts (and pizza!).

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday February 6, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Ad Astra
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillAstronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

Sublime and stupendous. Beautiful, bold and remarkably executed, this is Gray’s masterpiece, driven by a career-best turn from Pitt.--James Mottram, Total Film

Directed by James Gray Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Starring Alyson Reed, Anne McDaniels, Bobby Nish, Brad Pitt, Daniel Sauli, Donald Sutherland, Donnie Keshawarz, Elisa Perry, Greg Bryk, Halszka Kuza, Jamie Kennedy, John Finn, John Ortiz, Kimberly Elise, Kimmy Shields, LisaGay Hamilton, Liv Tyler, Loren Dean, Nicholas Walker, Ravi Kapoor, Ruth Negga, Sean Blakemore, Tommy Lee Jones, and Vivian Fleming-Alvarez. Theatrically released in 2019. 123 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, and 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: Ad Astra
6:45 PM - 8:50 PM

movie stillAstronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

Sublime and stupendous. Beautiful, bold and remarkably executed, this is Gray’s masterpiece, driven by a career-best turn from Pitt.--James Mottram, Total Film

Directed by James Gray Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Starring Alyson Reed, Anne McDaniels, Bobby Nish, Brad Pitt, Daniel Sauli, Donald Sutherland, Donnie Keshawarz, Elisa Perry, Greg Bryk, Halszka Kuza, Jamie Kennedy, John Finn, John Ortiz, Kimberly Elise, Kimmy Shields, LisaGay Hamilton, Liv Tyler, Loren Dean, Nicholas Walker, Ravi Kapoor, Ruth Negga, Sean Blakemore, Tommy Lee Jones, and Vivian Fleming-Alvarez. Theatrically released in 2019. 123 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 February 7, 2020
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English Talk Time: ESL Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you interested in practicing your English? English Talk Time is the library's free ESL conversation-group program. Join us on Fridays for a drop-in conversation group! No registration required.

This program is for adults who speak English as a second language. Basic English skills or higher are needed to participate. Participants will work in small groups with trained, volunteer teachers.

This is a nice opportunity to meet new people, connect with your community and build confidence speaking English. Join us!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Get Crafty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the children’s room on Friday mornings any time from 10-12 to make a simple craft. Each week will feature a different theme, and you are welcome to get crazy creative. This week we'll be making Valentine's.

This program is for all ages with an adult’s help.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Pathways to Wellbeing Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

health wellness logoSometimes life can be really hard. Everything can feel uncaring and overwhelming. We want to help. Join us for a guided review of resources available in the Quincy area to help you on your path to wellness.

Co-sponsored by Eliot Community Human Services

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday February 8, 2020
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LEGO Challenge @ Wollaston for ages 5 and older
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you up for the LEGO Challenge?

Join us on the 2nd Saturdays of each month at the Wollaston Branch Library any time from 9:30-11:30 a.m. when we will have a new challenge to tackle and plenty of LEGO to do it.

Can you build a vehicle using only one color of brick? How tall a tower can you make? Can you work with someone else to build a city? Join us and see what you can build.

This program is for children ages 5 and older.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer at the Main Library on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for a family storytime full of stories, songs, and more all about Pets.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's 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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 10, 2020
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:45 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    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Ad Astra
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillAstronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

Sublime and stupendous. Beautiful, bold and remarkably executed, this is Gray’s masterpiece, driven by a career-best turn from Pitt.--James Mottram, Total Film

Directed by James Gray Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Starring Alyson Reed, Anne McDaniels, Bobby Nish, Brad Pitt, Daniel Sauli, Donald Sutherland, Donnie Keshawarz, Elisa Perry, Greg Bryk, Halszka Kuza, Jamie Kennedy, John Finn, John Ortiz, Kimberly Elise, Kimmy Shields, LisaGay Hamilton, Liv Tyler, Loren Dean, Nicholas Walker, Ravi Kapoor, Ruth Negga, Sean Blakemore, Tommy Lee Jones, and Vivian Fleming-Alvarez. Theatrically released in 2019. 123 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: Real Talk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Real Talk is a youth-led forum for discussing the issues that are most important to teens. We meet two Mondays a month from 6 to 8 p.m. in the computer lab (top floor of the Main Library). Each event is planned, promoted, and executed by teen leaders with help from our teen librarian.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Cooking With Books: Chocolate
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you a lover of chocolate? You're in luck — we're making chocolate dishes and discussing these types of recipes during this month's Cooking With Books program.

Join your fellow foodies at the Adams Shore branch to sample some delicious treats and browse related cookbooks almost every month.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library, Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Fine Liquorature Book Club: February Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for our book club just for people in their 20s and 30s. We meet at a local bar/restaurant and discuss a variety of genres. Find more information and RSVP on our meetup.com page

CONTACT: Eileen    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library
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Using DNA in Family History Research
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

DNA is rapidly becoming an important tool in genealogical research, and as more people take the test, the number of matches increase, making it even more useful. Unfortunately, when many people receive the results of their test, they are unsure what they mean or what to do with them. The goal of this workshop is to explain the different tests and companies, show you what tools are available for research, and how to use DNA results to identify ancestors and previously unknown relatives.

The presenter, Thomas Dreyer, genealogist at American Ancestors/NEHGS, has been a genealogical researcher for the past 30 years. His areas of interest include New England and Germany. Tom is also an expert in using DNA in family history research and has completed many in-person and online workshops, lectures, and webinars on the topic.

CONTACT: Reference Department    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday February 11, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Valentine's Card Making
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for our annual Valentine's Day tradition of exchanging cards with Town Brook House! Share your love by making a Valentine's card for one of the senior residents at Town Brook House, and you'll receive one in return!

You can celebrate those you love and show them you care by making cards for them, too.

This program is for all ages.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Intro to Night Photography
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

This lecture is offered by the Greater Boston night Photographers Meetup Group. Jurgen Lobert, the co-organizer of the meetup group, will talk about basic gear requirements, camera settings, and other technical and artistic considerations of this type of photography. The purpose is to introduce the audience to this type of photography.

It is free and open to everyone.

This is not a library sponsored program. The Library allocates the use of its meeting rooms on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of an applicant organization. The Library does not endorse or advocate the viewpoints or activities of any group using its meeting rooms.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Ryan    508-954-8820    Timothyjr@aol.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8 meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of books. Each month we will read and discuss books on a different theme.

This month we will be discussing Award Winners. Each year the American Library Association gives out many different awards to authors and illustrators. The most well-known children's literature awards are the Newbery and Caldecott medals, but those aren't the only ones. This month we'll be reading books that have won the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Batchelder, Sibert, Schneider, and Belpré awards in the past several years. Pick an award winner and decide for yourself if you think it deserved to win. 

Too busy to join us this month? Stop by the library anytime to find out what we’ll be reading next month and join us then. 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Wednesday February 12, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Story Lab for ages 6-8 @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This new program combines science and stories for a new type of storytime.

Join us after school for one hour of stories and science. Children will hear stories involving science topics, then explore those topics through activities and experiments.

No registration is required.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Appy Hour
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn more about how to use the various apps and streaming services the library offers? Come by the Wollaston Branch during this evening program to learn about all the books, movies, TV shows, music, and more that you can get on your tablet or smart phone. We'll show you what you can find on Hoopla, Libby, RBDigital, and more! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday February 13, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Explore shapes and patterns this month by sorting shapes, matching patterns, and making pictures using shape blocks. Each month we will explore a new science topic.

This program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: Joker
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillThe #1 most discussed movie of 2019, winner of the Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival, and winner of two Golden Globes: Joaquin Phoenix for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, and Hildur Guðnadóttir for Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) is struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events.

Repellently violent, intimately epic and powered by a performance so absorbed, hurt, confused and just “out there” that it makes everything that’s come before it in the genre just a vamp in tights, Joker turns every previous film in this justly maligned genre into “just a cartoon.” Damn. There’s an Oscar in this.--Roger Moore, Movie Nation

Directed by Todd Phillips. Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, and Crime. Starring Alec Baldwin, Bill Camp, Brett Cullen, Brian Tyree Henry, Bryan Callen, Dante Pereira-Olson, Douglas Hodge, Frances Conroy, Glenn Fleshler, Isabella Ferreira, Joaquin Phoenix, Jolie Chan, Josh Pais, Leigh Gill, Marc Maron, Mary Kate Malat, Robert De Niro, Shea Whigham, and Zazie Beetz. Theatrically released in 2019. 122 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: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Be the change you want to see in YOUR library! Our Teen Advisory Board meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month and works on planning and implementing teen programs, coordinating book displays, and decorating the Teen Loft. This is a great way to complete you community service and earn real leadership skills. If you would like to join please stop by the Reference Desk and pick up an application today! Come hungry as we provide snacks at each meeting.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1335    kdarcy@ocln.org
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, and 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: Joker
6:45 PM - 8:50 PM

movie stillThe #1 most discussed movie of 2019, winner of the Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival, and winner of two Golden Globes: Joaquin Phoenix for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, and Hildur Guðnadóttir for Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) is struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events.

Repellently violent, intimately epic and powered by a performance so absorbed, hurt, confused and just “out there” that it makes everything that’s come before it in the genre just a vamp in tights, Joker turns every previous film in this justly maligned genre into “just a cartoon.” Damn. There’s an Oscar in this.--Roger Moore, Movie Nation

Directed by Todd Phillips. Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, and Crime. Starring Alec Baldwin, Bill Camp, Brett Cullen, Brian Tyree Henry, Bryan Callen, Dante Pereira-Olson, Douglas Hodge, Frances Conroy, Glenn Fleshler, Isabella Ferreira, Joaquin Phoenix, Jolie Chan, Josh Pais, Leigh Gill, Marc Maron, Mary Kate Malat, Robert De Niro, Shea Whigham, and Zazie Beetz. Theatrically released in 2019. 122 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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Night Owls Book Group for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Night Owls Book Club for is children entering grades 3 and 4. Each month, we will read and discuss a different book.
 
On February 13, we will be discussing The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel.
 
The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit. When war erupts, three unlikely heroes will discover there’s more to themselves — and more to their worlds — than meets the eye. When these three kids are forced to team up on an epic quest, it will take not one, not two, but FIVE WORLDS to contain all the magic and adventure!
 
Stop by the children’s room to pick up a copy of the book to read before the meeting.
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friday February 14, 2020
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing  Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

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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English Talk Time: ESL Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you interested in practicing your English? English Talk Time is the library's free ESL conversation-group program. Join us on Fridays for a drop-in conversation group! No registration required.

This program is for adults who speak English as a second language. Basic English skills or higher are needed to participate. Participants will work in small groups with trained, volunteer teachers.

This is a nice opportunity to meet new people, connect with your community and build confidence speaking English. Join us!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Get Crafty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the children’s room on Friday mornings any time from 10-12 to make a simple craft. Each week will feature a different theme, and you are welcome to get crazy creative. This week we'll be making Valentine's cards and heart wreaths.

This program is for all ages with an adult’s help.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday February 15, 2020
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Pumpernickel Puppets for ages 3 and older
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us on Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. for a puppet show featuring two classic tales, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and the Lion and the Mouse.

Join John McDounough and the Pumpernickel Puppets, a cast of colorful puppet characters, for a show full of audience participation, live voices and sound effects, and fast paced scripts that not only entertain, but stimulate children's imagination and creativity.

 In “Three Billy Goats Gruff,” the quick-witted billy goats outsmart the troll, but the troll isn’t really mean – he’s just green, has a snaggletooth, and lives under a bridge. In “The Lion and the Mouse,” two unlikely friends – one very big and one very small – learn to help each other to solve their problems. Both tales are told with colorful, friendly hand puppets and feature lots of audience participation.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 17, 2020
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Closed: Presidents Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Tuesday February 18, 2020
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Writing Center for ages 18 mths and older
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Stop by the Children’s Room from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18 and Thursday February 20 and try out our new Writing Center.
 
Parents are encouraged to work with their children in tracing letters and shapes and playing games to practice pre-writing and early writing skills.
 
Various activities will be available suitable for children ages 18 months to school age.
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore: Toy Story 4
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us on Tuesday, February 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Adams Shore Branch for a showing of Toy Story 4.

Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're two worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

Rated G; Runtime 100 min.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10-15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. If this is your first time joining the group please arrive early, about 6:45, to create your character so we’ll be ready to play when everyone else arrives.

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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Sunflowers & Starry Nights: Inside the Genius of Vincent Van Gogh
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the world’s most famous artists. This interactive program will look at his life and work, exploring his influences, his innovations and his incredible legacy.

About the presenter: Jane Oneail, the president of Culturally Curious, curates and delivers engaging art talks to audiences throughout New England. Jane holds a master’s in art history from Boston University and a master’s in education from Harvard University. She has worked at several New England museums, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Currier Museum of Art.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Reference Department    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Pokemon Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Do you want to catch 'em all? Join other Pokemon fans at 2:30 p.m. as we trade cards, watch movies, and enjoy all things Pokemon! You are welcome to bring any handheld Pokemon games to battle and trade as well.

For all ages, no registration is required. 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Discovery @Adams Shore for ages 3-5
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the Adams Shore Library with your preschooler, ages 3-5, to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments, and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

Explore shapes and patterns this month by sorting shapes, matching patterns, and making pictures using shape blocks.

Each month we will explore a different science topic

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: MS TAG
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Middle schoolers unite! This is your opportunity to help direct programs and services for you and your peers. Our Middle School Teen Advisory Group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to discuss what's most important to you. Help us to plan the events that YOU want to see happen at the library. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Board Game Night: Mysterium and Obscurio
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for monthly board game night for adults at the Wollaston Branch Library! This new monthly program will feature different games each month. Games for February will be Mysterium and Obscurio. Staff will be on hand to help players learn the games.

In Mysterium, players use a deck of open-ended image cards to try and solve a murder mystery, as directed by the ghost of the victim.

In Obscurio, players use a deck similar to that in Mysterium, but must work together to escape a library full of traps. But one of the players is a traitor trying to keep the team from escaping.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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First Time Home Buyer Seminar
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

first time home buyer logoJoin representatives from the Metro Credit Union for a homebuyer seminar to learn about home buying basics, financing options, the step-by-step process, from pre-approval through closing, and advice from industry experts.

This is not a library sponsored program. The Library allocates the use of its meeting rooms on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of an applicant organization. The Library does not endorse or advocate the viewpoints or activities of any group using its meeting rooms.

CONTACT: Amaris Anderson    617-488-5574    aanderson@metrocu.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday February 20, 2020
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Writing Center for ages 18 mths and older
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Stop by the Children’s Room from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18 and Thursday February 20 and try out our new Writing Center.
 
Parents are encouraged to work with their children in tracing letters and shapes and playing games to practice pre-writing and early writing skills.
 
Various activities will be available suitable for children ages 18 months to school age.
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Waste Land
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillJoin us every third-Thursday (and the following Monday at Adams Shore) when we co-sponsor with the Quincy Art Association and show films about art and artists.

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" -- or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's initial objective was to "paint" the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Walker has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

It's not a very good title, Waste Land - this isn't a bleak film, at all - but just about everything else in Lucy Walker's documentary works, and illuminates.--Steven Rea , Philadelphia Inquirer

Directed by João Jardim and Karen Harley and Lucy Walker. Genre: Documentary. Starring Vik Muniz. Theatrically released in 2010. 90 Minutes; not rated.

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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Hour of Code for ages 7-9
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ever wanted to learn how to code but don't know where to start?

Join us on Thursday, February 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the children’s room, where we will use activities from the Hour of Code website to learn coding using Scratch and other programs.

Laptops and desktops will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.

This program is for ages 7-9 and is really not suitable for younger children, as participants must be able to read the instructions on the coding blocks.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's 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, and 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: Waste Land
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillJoin us every third-Thursday (and the following Monday at Adams Shore) when we co-sponsor with the Quincy Art Association and show films about art and artists.

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" -- or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's initial objective was to "paint" the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Walker has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

It's not a very good title, Waste Land - this isn't a bleak film, at all - but just about everything else in Lucy Walker's documentary works, and illuminates.--Steven Rea , Philadelphia Inquirer

Directed by João Jardim and Karen Harley and Lucy Walker. Genre: Documentary. Starring Vik Muniz. Theatrically released in 2010. 90 Minutes; not rated.

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 February 21, 2020
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English Talk Time: ESL Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you interested in practicing your English? English Talk Time is the library's free ESL conversation-group program. Join us on Fridays for a drop-in conversation group! No registration required.

This program is for adults who speak English as a second language. Basic English skills or higher are needed to participate. Participants will work in small groups with trained, volunteer teachers.

This is a nice opportunity to meet new people, connect with your community and build confidence speaking English. Join us!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Get Crafty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the children’s room on Friday mornings any time from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to make a simple craft. Each week will feature a different theme, and you are welcome to get crazy creative. This week we will be making Mardi Gras Masks.

This program is for all ages with an adult’s help.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday February 22, 2020
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Saturday Science -- Weather Science for ages 3+
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us at the Main Library for an exploration of Weather and Ice from 10:00 a.m .to 11:00 a.m.

Explore weather science this month! Learn about ice, ice crystals, and snow by examining ice cubes and trying to melt them and making your own snowflakes. Use wind power to blow objects around. Make a rainstorm in a jar, learn how to identify different clouds, learn how sundials work and more!

This interactive drop-in program is recommended for children ages 3 and older and their families.

Join us on the fourth Saturday of each month as we explore different science topics.

Sponosored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 24, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:45 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    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Waste Land
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillJoin us every third-Thursday (and the following Monday at Adams Shore) when we co-sponsor with the Quincy Art Association and show films about art and artists.

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" -- or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's initial objective was to "paint" the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Walker has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

It's not a very good title, Waste Land - this isn't a bleak film, at all - but just about everything else in Lucy Walker's documentary works, and illuminates.--Steven Rea , Philadelphia Inquirer

Directed by João Jardim and Karen Harley and Lucy Walker. Genre: Documentary. Starring Vik Muniz. Theatrically released in 2010. 90 Minutes; not rated.

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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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday February 25, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sacco-Vanzetti, 100 Years Later
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

justice for Sacco and VanzettiThe Sacco-Vanzetti case caused a worldwide sensation in the 1920s. Two Italian immigrants; Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco - both avowed anarchists - were convicted in a Massachusetts courtroom in 1921 for the robbery and murder of a paymaster and his guard in South Braintree. They would spend the next six years languishing in jail. After all legal avenues were exhausted, they were both sentenced to die. On August 23, 1927, amid national and international demonstrations and protests, Sacco and Vanzetti were put to death on the electric chair at Charlestown State Prison.

Come revisit this riveting saga of two Italian anarchists. You will view period photographs of all the major players in the case, the locations of the robberies, the courthouse, the massive demonstrations, Charlestown State Prison and the funeral procession down Hanover Street in Boston. Many of these photographs are rare and are not published anywhere. There are also many photographs of locations as they appear today.

This program will be presented by historian and author Christopher Daley. It is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday February 26, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday February 27, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillTom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood brings that essential essence of Fred Rogers to life. That sense of wonder, of kindness, and most importantly of letting kids – and adults – know that it's OK to have been hurt. Heller and Hanks remember that Rogers was not about being perfect, or pretending that bad things don't happen. It's about liking people just the way they are.--Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle

Directed by Marielle Heller. Genres: Biography, Drama. Starring Carmen Cusack, Chris Cooper, Christine Lahti, Crystal Lonneberg, Enrico Colantoni, Kevin L. Johnson, Maddie Corman, Maryann Plunkett, Matthew Rhys, Noah Harpster, Rebecca Watson, Sakina Jaffrey, Susan Kelechi Watson, Tammy Blanchard, Tom Hanks, Wendy Makkena. Theatrically released in 2019. 109 Minutes; Rated PG.

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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Winter Reading Challenge Wrap Up Celebration
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Did you participate in our Winter Reading Challenge? Join us as we celebrate the end of the challenge and select our raffle winners.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Be the change you want to see in YOUR library! Our Teen Advisory Board meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month and works on planning and implementing teen programs, coordinating book displays, and decorating the Teen Loft. This is a great way to complete you community service and earn real leadership skills. If you would like to join please stop by the Reference Desk and pick up an application today! Come hungry as we provide snacks at each meeting.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1335    kdarcy@ocln.org
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, and 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: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillTom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood brings that essential essence of Fred Rogers to life. That sense of wonder, of kindness, and most importantly of letting kids – and adults – know that it's OK to have been hurt. Heller and Hanks remember that Rogers was not about being perfect, or pretending that bad things don't happen. It's about liking people just the way they are.--Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle

Directed by Marielle Heller. Genres: Biography, Drama. Starring Carmen Cusack, Chris Cooper, Christine Lahti, Crystal Lonneberg, Enrico Colantoni, Kevin L. Johnson, Maddie Corman, Maryann Plunkett, Matthew Rhys, Noah Harpster, Rebecca Watson, Sakina Jaffrey, Susan Kelechi Watson, Tammy Blanchard, Tom Hanks, Wendy Makkena. Theatrically released in 2019. 109 Minutes; Rated PG.

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 February 28, 2020
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English Talk Time: ESL Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you interested in practicing your English? English Talk Time is the library's free ESL conversation-group program. Join us on Fridays for a drop-in conversation group! No registration required.

This program is for adults who speak English as a second language. Basic English skills or higher are needed to participate. Participants will work in small groups with trained, volunteer teachers.

This is a nice opportunity to meet new people, connect with your community and build confidence speaking English. Join us!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Get Crafty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the children’s room on Friday mornings any time from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to make a simple craft. Each week will feature a different theme, and you are welcome to get crazy creative. This week we will be making castles.

This program is for all ages with an adult’s help.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday February 29, 2020
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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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday March 1, 2020
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Winter/Spring Concerts @the Crane: Eunhye Jeong
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Richardson PianoHelp us celebrate the recent arrival of a beautiful piano at the library. Every Sunday in March we will host a concert featuring this glorious instrument. We look forward to seeing you here!

Every concert in this series will feature the piano, purchased by the Thomas Crane Public Library Foundation and every performance is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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Pianist/composer Eunhye Jeong is a creative musician with a critical mind that keeps expanding her musical world. She has performed with legendary Wadada Leo Smith, cellist/improviser/composer Okkyung Lee, and recorded with Pansori master Il-dong Bae. As a composer, she co-wrote the score for a short film “Ancestry” with Munyungo Jackson, Stevie Wonder’s percussionist. She also performed in many renowned places, including Bosotn's Museum of Fine Arts, The Headquarters of the United Nations (in NYC), and at many area colleges. 

Since releasing her first album, Turtle Suite (2014),  Eunhye Jeong has released three more, her most recent being a live recording of a recent concert in Seoul, Korea. The music on her albums varies quite widely. She will be performing original compositions that encompass the philosophical basis of Korean traditional music alonside contemporary musical improvisation. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday March 2, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:45 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    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillTom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood brings that essential essence of Fred Rogers to life. That sense of wonder, of kindness, and most importantly of letting kids – and adults – know that it's OK to have been hurt. Heller and Hanks remember that Rogers was not about being perfect, or pretending that bad things don't happen. It's about liking people just the way they are.--Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle

Directed by Marielle Heller. Genres: Biography, Drama. Starring Carmen Cusack, Chris Cooper, Christine Lahti, Crystal Lonneberg, Enrico Colantoni, Kevin L. Johnson, Maddie Corman, Maryann Plunkett, Matthew Rhys, Noah Harpster, Rebecca Watson, Sakina Jaffrey, Susan Kelechi Watson, Tammy Blanchard, Tom Hanks, Wendy Makkena. Theatrically released in 2019. 109 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Craft and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by for some social crafting time and conversation. Bring along your current handwork project, knitting, crochet, beading, quilting, weaving - whatever you would like to work on while we chat. We'll be gathering in the Literacy Office on the second floor at the Mian Library where there is a large table and comfortable chairs for us to work.

 

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Teen Time: Real Talk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Real Talk is a youth-led forum for discussing the issues that are most important to teens. We meet two Mondays a month from 6-8 in the Computer Lab. Each event is planned, promoted, and executed by teen leaders with help from our Teen Librarian.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Tuesday March 3, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday March 4, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Story Lab for ages 6-8 @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This new program combines science and stories for a new type of storytime.

Join us after school for one hour of stories and science. Children will hear stories involving science topics, then explore those topics through activities and experiments.

No registration is required.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Bicycle Education: Fix a Flat
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincycles logoLearn all about how to bicycle safely, maintain your bike, and more in tihs series of bike educaiton classes offered in partnership with QuinCycles. This will be a hands on program. Active participation will be limited and registration is strongly encuraged. Observing is always welcome, if all the active seats have been filled. Watch this space for details.

Thess free classes will be taught by a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor and are co-sponsored by:

Registration is strongly encouraged to help us make sure we have the right number of handouts (and pizza!).

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday March 5, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Motherless Brooklyn
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillSet against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York’s power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.

I haven’t seen a crime thriller this good since L.A. Confidential.--Alan Ng, Film Threat

Directed by Edward Norton. Genres: Drama, Mystery, Crime. Starring Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Bruce Willis, Cherry Jones, Dallas Roberts, Edward Norton, Ethan Suplee, Fisher Stevens, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Josh Pais, Leslie Mann, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Willem Dafoe. Theatrically released in 2019. 144 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, and 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: Motherless Brooklyn
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillSet against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York’s power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.

I haven’t seen a crime thriller this good since L.A. Confidential.--Alan Ng, Film Threat

Directed by Edward Norton. Genres: Drama, Mystery, Crime. Starring Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Bruce Willis, Cherry Jones, Dallas Roberts, Edward Norton, Ethan Suplee, Fisher Stevens, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Josh Pais, Leslie Mann, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Willem Dafoe. Theatrically released in 2019. 144 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 March 6, 2020
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English Talk Time: ESL Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you interested in practicing your English? English Talk Time is the library's free ESL conversation-group program. Join us on Fridays for a drop-in conversation group! No registration required.

This program is for adults who speak English as a second language. Basic English skills or higher are needed to participate. Participants will work in small groups with trained, volunteer teachers.

This is a nice opportunity to meet new people, connect with your community and build confidence speaking English. Join us!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Get Crafty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the children’s room on Friday mornings any time from 10-12 to make a simple craft. Each week will feature a different theme, and you are welcome to get crazy creative.

This program is for all ages with an adult’s help.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Pathways to Wellbeing Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

health wellness logoSometimes life can be really hard. Everything can feel uncaring and overwhelming. We want to help. Join us for a guided review of resources available in the Quincy area to help you on your path to wellness.

Co-sponsored by Eliot Community Human Services

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday March 7, 2020
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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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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, and 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    617-376-1300 x4    
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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday March 8, 2020
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Winter/Spring Concerts @the Crane: Duo Amie
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Richardson PianoHelp us celebrate the recent arrival of a beautiful piano at the library. Every Sunday in March we will host a concert featuring this glorious instrument. We look forward to seeing you here!

Every concert in this series will feature the piano, purchased by the Thomas Crane Public Library Foundation and every performance is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

artist photoEllyses Kuan (piano) and Julie Reimann (cello), founding members of Duo Amie, met in 2013 while performing at a concert to benefit a medical charity organization. Bonded by their shared backgrounds as world class trained musicians who also earned advanced degrees in other fields, they formed Duo Amie in 2015 in order to share their love of music and performance with others. The duo's repertoire is diverse, and both performers delight in exploring both classical, contemporary, and popular music forms. 

An active performer, Ellyses is also the music director of EKS Music School here in Quincy. As a soloist and collaborator, she has performed in the Greater Boston area, New York City, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Greensboro, Toronto, Japan, and Hong Kong, and in 2017 performed at the 42nd Annual Classical Music Festival at Esterhazy Schloss (Austria).

Julie Reimann started playing the cello at age nine, and began studying with Aldo Parisot (Yale School of Music and Juilliard School), at age thirteen. She has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Brazil, and won a number of music competitions. She regularly performs chamber music as well as solo recitals locally in various venues, including as a soloist with the Waltham Symphony Orchestra (with whom she has also served as Principal Cellist) in 2016, and as a soloist with the Longwood Symphony in 2018. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday March 9, 2020
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Matinee Film: Motherless Brooklyn
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillSet against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York’s power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.

I haven’t seen a crime thriller this good since L.A. Confidential.--Alan Ng, Film Threat

Directed by Edward Norton. Genres: Drama, Mystery, Crime. Starring Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Bruce Willis, Cherry Jones, Dallas Roberts, Edward Norton, Ethan Suplee, Fisher Stevens, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Josh Pais, Leslie Mann, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Willem Dafoe. Theatrically released in 2019. 144 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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Cooking With Books: Gluten Free
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

picture of foodAre you a lover of gluten free foods? You're in luck — we're making some and discussing these types of recipes during this month's Cooking With Books program.

Join your fellow foodies at the Adams Shore branch to sample some delicious treats and browse related cookbooks almost every month.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library, Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Introduction to Light Painting
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

This lecture/demonstration is offered by the Greater Boston Night Photographers meetup group.  Jurgen Lobert and Elizabeth Ryan, the co-organizers, will talk about technical and artistic aspects of painting and drawing with light.  Light tools will be domonstrated.  The purpose of this event is to educate photographers about this fun and creative aspect of night photography.

This program is free and open to everyone.

This is not a library sponsored program. The Library allocates the use of its meeting rooms on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of an applicant organization. The Library does not endorse or advocate the viewpoints or activities of any group using its meeting rooms.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Ryan    508 954 8820    Timothyjr@aol.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday March 10, 2020
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8 meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of books. Each month we will read and discuss books on a different theme.
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday March 12, 2020
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Each month we will explore a new science topic.

This program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Be the change you want to see in YOUR library! Our Teen Advisory Board meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month and works on planning and implementing teen programs, coordinating book displays and decorating the Teen Loft. This is a great way to complete you community service and earn real leadership skills. If you would like to join please stop by the Reference Desk and pick up an application today! Come hungry as we provide snacks at each meeting.!

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1335    kdarcy@ocln.org
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, and 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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Friday March 13, 2020
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing  The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne.

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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English Talk Time: ESL Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you interested in practicing your English? English Talk Time is the library's free ESL conversation-group program. Join us on Fridays for a drop-in conversation group! No registration required.

This program is for adults who speak English as a second language. Basic English skills or higher are needed to participate. Participants will work in small groups with trained, volunteer teachers.

This is a nice opportunity to meet new people, connect with your community and build confidence speaking English. Join us!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Get Crafty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the children’s room on Friday mornings any time from 10-12 to make a simple craft. Each week will feature a different theme, and you are welcome to get crazy creative.

This program is for all ages with an adult’s help.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday March 14, 2020
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LEGO Challenge @ Wollaston for ages 5 and older
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you up for the LEGO Challenge?

Join us on the 2nd Saturdays of each month at the Wollaston Branch Library any time from 9:30-11:30 am when we will have a new challenge to tackle and plenty of LEGO to do it.

Can you build a vehicle using only one color of brick? How tall a tower can you make? Can you work with someone else to build a city? Join us and see what you can build.

This program is for children ages 5  and older

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer at the Main Library on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for a Family Storytime full of stories, songs, and more.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's 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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday March 15, 2020
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Winter/Spring Concerts @the Crane: Danika & The Jeb
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Richardson PianoHelp us celebrate the recent arrival of a beautiful piano at the library. Every Sunday in March we will host a concert featuring this glorious instrument. We look forward to seeing you here!

Every concert in this series will feature the piano, purchased by the Thomas Crane Public Library Foundation and every performance is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

artist photoIf when you hear the term ‘acoustic duo’ you imagine two people sitting on stools, lightly strumming guitars, singing about how life has treated them poorly, think again. Danika & The Jeb are dynamic, uplifting, and fun, while their music is a soulful combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing.

Danika Holmes is a captivating singer and songwriter who is equally comfortable playing piano and guitar. Jeb Hart is an amazing guitarist with incredible technical skills who infuses everything he plays with rich heart and soul. Together, they have won many awards and are visiting us as a stop on a national tour.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday March 16, 2020
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Teen Time: Real Talk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Real Talk is a youth-led forum for discussing the issues that are most important to teens. We meet two Mondays a month from 6-8 in the Computer Lab. Each event is planned, promoted, and executed by teen leaders with help from our Teen Librarian.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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St. Patrick's Day Concert with the New England Irish Harp Orchestra
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

new england harp orchestraJoin the New England Irish Harp Orchestra for a beautiful evening of music, on the eve of St. Patrick's Day!

Sponosred by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Tuesday March 17, 2020
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10-15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. If this is your first time joining the group please arrive early, about 6:45, to create your character so we’ll be ready to play when everyone else arrives.

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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday March 18, 2020
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Preschool Discovery @Adams Shore for ages 3-5
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the Adams Shore Library with your preschooler, ages 3-5,  to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments, and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

Each month we will explore a different science topic

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: MS TAG
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Middle schoolers unite! This is your opportunity to help direct programs and services for you and your peers. Our Middle School Teen Advisory Group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to discuss what's most important to you. Help us to plan the events that YOU want to see happen at the library. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Board Game Night: Games TBA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for our first board game night for adults at the Wollaston Branch Library! This new monthly program will feature different games each month. Games for March TBA. Staff will be on hand to help players learn the games.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday March 19, 2020
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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, and DVDs for all ages.

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Night Owls Book Group for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Night Owls Book Club for is children entering grades 3 and 4.  Each month we will read and discuss a different book.
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friday March 20, 2020
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English Talk Time: ESL Conversation Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you interested in practicing your English? English Talk Time is the library's free ESL conversation-group program. Join us on Fridays for a drop-in conversation group! No registration required.

This program is for adults who speak English as a second language. Basic English skills or higher are needed to participate. Participants will work in small groups with trained, volunteer teachers.

This is a nice opportunity to meet new people, connect with your community and build confidence speaking English. Join us!

CONTACT: Molly Makrogianis    617-376-3295    quenglishtalk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Get Crafty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the children’s room on Friday mornings any time from 10-12 to make a simple craft. Each week will feature a different theme, and you are welcome to get crazy creative.

This program is for all ages with an adult’s help.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday March 21, 2020
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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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday March 22, 2020
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Winter/Spring Concerts @the Crane: Essex Piano Trio
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Richardson PianoHelp us celebrate the recent arrival of a beautiful piano at the library. Every Sunday in March we will host a concert featuring this glorious instrument. We look forward to seeing you here!

Every concert in this series will feature the piano, purchased by the Thomas Crane Public Library Foundation and every performance is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

artist photoThe Essex Piano Trio features Beverly Soll on piano, David Cabral on cello, and Ashley Offret on violin. 

Pianist Beverly Soll holds degrees in piano from the University of Illinois and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland. She has held multiple faculty positions at prestigous universities in New York, Virginia, and Nebraska. Soll is currently a freelance pianist, coach, and teacher in coastal Massachusetts and a music faculty member at Salem State University.

A versatile musician, David Cabral attended studied viola at the Boston Conservatory of Music but also performs on violin, cello, and fife. In demand throughout the greater Boston area as a chamber and orchestral musician. David recently joined the Boston based Celtic music ensemble Fellswater as their first ever full-time cellist.

Violinist Ashley Offret, a full-time freelance musician in the greater Boston area, has a Masters degree in music history from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  She currently teaches violin in the Ipswich Public Schools, at the Governors Academy and maintains a large violin, viola, and piano studio in Salem for students of all ages. Regularly playing with many area ensembles, she most regularly performs with the Symphony by the Sea, the Portsmouth Symphony, and as principal second with the Northshore Philharmonic.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday March 23, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:45 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    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Discover Historic New England: The Road to Vote
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join representatives from the Boston Women's Heritage Trail as they present The Road to the Vote. The history of people and activities in Massachusetts during the struggle for the right of women to vote will be included, as well as information about the arrest of suffragists during President Wilson's visit to Boston in 1919, the 1915 suffrage parade, and women including Lucy Stone, Alice Stone Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, and others.

Pictured: Suffragettes posed with banner used at protest during President Wilson visit to Boston, Mass., in February of 1919. Photograph is reported to have been taken at the Charles St. Jail where a number of suffragettes were held when they refused to pay the $5.00 fines imposed after their arrest. More

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Reference Department    617-376-1300 x3    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday March 24, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Great Songs of 1970, a guided listening
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water album coverJoin Wheaton College music professor Del Case for a guided listening session exploring some of the top songs 50 years ago, in 1970, including music by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, and the Rolling Stones. Whether you lived it the first time, or heard it after the fact, 1970 was a seminal year in music history. Here are the top 10 albums on the billboard chart this week, that year:

  1. Bridge Over Troubled Water / Simon & Garfunkel
  2. Hey Jude / The Beatles
  3. Led Zeppelin II
  4. Morrison Hotel / Hard Rock Cafe / The Doors
  5. Santana
  6. Chicago II
  7. Abbey Road
  8. Will & the Poorboys / Creedence Clearwater Revival
  9. Tom Jones Live in Las Vegas
  10. Hello, I'm Johnny Cash

Sponosred by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday March 25, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday March 26, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Be the change you want to see in YOUR library! Our Teen Advisory Board meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month and works on planning and implementing teen programs, coordinating book displays and decorating the Teen Loft. This is a great way to complete you community service and earn real leadership skills. If you would like to join please stop by the Reference Desk and pick up an application today! Come hungry as we provide snacks at each meeting.!

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1335    kdarcy@ocln.org
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, and 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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Friday March 27, 2020
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Get Crafty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the children’s room on Friday mornings any time from 10-12 to make a simple craft. Each week will feature a different theme, and you are welcome to get crazy creative.

This program is for all ages with an adult’s help.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday March 28, 2020
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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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday March 29, 2020
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Winter/Spring Concerts @the Crane: Xuan He
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Richardson PianoHelp us celebrate the recent arrival of a beautiful piano at the library. Every Sunday in March we will host a concert featuring this glorious instrument. We look forward to seeing you here!

Every concert in this series will feature the piano, purchased by the Thomas Crane Public Library Foundation and every performance is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

artist photoA versatile keyboardist, Xuan He has performed in venues across four continents. He has been featured as a soloist with Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Northwestern Philharmonia, Northwestern Baroque Music Ensemble, Wratislavia Chamber Orchestra, and Bowling Green Philharmonia. He currently resides in Boston. Besides playing concerts on multiple keyboard instruments, he also teaches piano and harpsichord at EKS Music School (Quincy) and Brookline Music School, works as a staff pianist at Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee, a musician in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and as the organist at Saint Cecilia Parish. In addition, he has also worked as a Music Director and pianist/organist with organizations such as St. Michael’s Episcopal Church (Milton, MA), Arlington Street Church, Pilgrim Trinitarian Congregational Church, University Lutheran Church Harvard Square, and Brandeis University.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday March 30, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:45 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    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Real Talk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Real Talk is a youth-led forum for discussing the issues that are most important to teens. We meet two Mondays a month from 6-8 in the Computer Lab. Each event is planned, promoted, and executed by teen leaders with help from our Teen Librarian.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday March 31, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday April 1, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday April 2, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's 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, and 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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Friday April 3, 2020
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Get Crafty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the children’s room on Friday mornings any time from 10-12 to make a simple craft. Each week will feature a different theme, and you are welcome to get crazy creative.

This program is for all ages with an adult’s help.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Pathways to Wellbeing Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

health wellness logoSometimes life can be really hard. Everything can feel uncaring and overwhelming. We want to help. Join us for a guided review of resources available in the Quincy area to help you on your path to wellness.

Co-sponsored by Eliot Community Human Services

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday April 4, 2020
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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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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, and 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    617-376-1300 x4    
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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday April 6, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:45 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    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Craft and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by for some social crafting time and conversation. Bring along your current handwork project, knitting, crochet, beading, quilting, weaving - whatever you would like to work on while we chat. We'll be gathering in the Literacy Office on the second floor at the Mian Library where there is a large table and comfortable chairs for us to work.

 

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Tuesday April 7, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday April 8, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday April 9, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Each month we will explore a new science topic.

This program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Be the change you want to see in YOUR library! Our Teen Advisory Board meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month and works on planning and implementing teen programs, coordinating book displays and decorating the Teen Loft. This is a great way to complete you community service and earn real leadership skills. If you would like to join please stop by the Reference Desk and pick up an application today! Come hungry as we provide snacks at each meeting.!

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1335    kdarcy@ocln.org
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, and DVDs for all ages.

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Night Owls Book Group for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Night Owls Book Club for is children entering grades 3 and 4.  Each month we will read and discuss a different book.
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friday April 10, 2020
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing  The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict.

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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Get Crafty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the children’s room on Friday mornings any time from 10-12 to make a simple craft. Each week will feature a different theme, and you are welcome to get crazy creative.

This program is for all ages with an adult’s help.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday April 11, 2020
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LEGO Challenge @ Wollaston for ages 5 and older
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Are you up for the LEGO Challenge?

Join us on the 2nd Saturdays of each month at the Wollaston Branch Library any time from 9:30-11:30 am when we will have a new challenge to tackle and plenty of LEGO to do it.

Can you build a vehicle using only one color of brick? How tall a tower can you make? Can you work with someone else to build a city? Join us and see what you can build.

This program is for children ages 5  and older

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer at the Main Library on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for a Family Storytime full of stories, songs, and more.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's 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, and 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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Casual Music in the Atrium: the Chrysalis Trio
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Two oboes and a basoon comprise this local collective of developing musicians who will be performing music to enchance your library experience. Watch this space for details.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday April 12, 2020
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Closed: Easter
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday April 13, 2020
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:45 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    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Real Talk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Real Talk is a youth-led forum for discussing the issues that are most important to teens. We meet two Mondays a month from 6-8 in the Computer Lab. Each event is planned, promoted, and executed by teen leaders with help from our Teen Librarian.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Brexit and the Implications for Ireland
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

UK and Irish flagsIf the United Kingdom leaves the European Union in a "no-deal" Brexit (as seems more and more likely as deadlines keep flying by), there could be custom posts erected along the border in Ireland - a "hard border". These posts would very likely be attacked and conflict may escalate, militarizing the customs infrastructure and likely hastening the return of the British army or some surrogate force to the area. Will we face the end of the Good Friday Agreement and the emergence of an armed Republican campaign to remove British presence from Ireland? Join us for a look at Brexit and its implications for Irish unity and the future of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

This program will be presented by Sean Murphy, a teacher of Irish history, music and dance who was born and raised in Dublin and moved to Massachusetts in 2005.

This program is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday April 14, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8 meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of books. Each month we will read and discuss books on a different theme.
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Wednesday April 15, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Discovery @Adams Shore for ages 3-5
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the Adams Shore Library with your preschooler, ages 3-5,  to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments, and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

Each month we will explore a different science topic

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: MS TAG
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Middle schoolers unite! This is your opportunity to help direct programs and services for you and your peers. Our Middle School Teen Advisory Group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to discuss what's most important to you. Help us to plan the events that YOU want to see happen at the library. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday April 16, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's 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, and 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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Friday April 17, 2020
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Get Crafty
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by the children’s room on Friday mornings any time from 10-12 to make a simple craft. Each week will feature a different theme, and you are welcome to get crazy creative.

This program is for all ages with an adult’s help.

No registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday April 18, 2020
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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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday April 20, 2020
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Closed: Patriots Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Tuesday April 21, 2020
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A Journey Through the Roots of American Popular Music
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Take a journey through the roots of American popular music with historian and singer/songwriter virtuoso Jon Waterman. Watch this space for more details.

Made possible by the support of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10-15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. If this is your first time joining the group please arrive early, about 6:45, to create your character so we’ll be ready to play when everyone else arrives.

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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday April 22, 2020
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Earth Day Celebrating Quincy Trees
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Earth Day 1970-2020, 50 years of environmental awarenessFor the historic 50th anniversary of Earth Day we are partnering with the Quincy Park Department Environmental Treasures Program to host a celebration of tree planting around Quincy and provide information about the Greening the Gateway Cities program.

The program will be followed by a guided walk on Saturday, April 25 (rain date, April 26) at 2:00 p.m.. The tour will highlight trees planted in Quincy around the Adams Shore library with a walk along the dike. Our guides will talk about the history of the dike as well as talk about the correct way to plant a tree, tree identification and the greening the gateway cities program.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday April 23, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Be the change you want to see in YOUR library! Our Teen Advisory Board meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month and works on planning and implementing teen programs, coordinating book displays and decorating the Teen Loft. This is a great way to complete you community service and earn real leadership skills. If you would like to join please stop by the Reference Desk and pick up an application today! Come hungry as we provide snacks at each meeting.!

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1335    kdarcy@ocln.org
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, and 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 April 25, 2020
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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, and 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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Earth Day Walk - Celebrating Quincy Trees
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Earth Day 1970-2020, 50 years of environmental awarenessFor the historic 50th anniversary of Earth Day we are partnering with the Quincy Park Department Environmental Treasures Program to host a celebration of tree planting around Quincy and provide information about the Greening the Gateway Cities program. Come to the program at the library on Wednesday, April 22, and then join us on Saturday for the walk. (rain date, April 26) 

The tour will highlight trees planted in Quincy around the Adams Shore library with a walk along the dike. Our guides will talk about the history of the dike as well as talk about the correct way to plant a tree, tree identification and the greening the gateway cities program.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapCome to a free workshop and learn an easy, yet extremely effective, meditative yoga technique that can help reduce stress and bring a new sense of integration, balance, and well being to your life. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday April 27, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
11:00 AM - 11:45 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    617-376-1300 ext. 4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Real Talk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Real Talk is a youth-led forum for discussing the issues that are most important to teens. We meet two Mondays a month from 6-8 in the Computer Lab. Each event is planned, promoted, and executed by teen leaders with help from our Teen Librarian.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday April 28, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday April 29, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program for two and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

An evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration is required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday April 30, 2020
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Toddler Time for ages 2-3 NO REGISTRATION
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program for two- and three-year-olds 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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's 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, and 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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Friday May 1, 2020
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Pathways to Wellbeing Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

health wellness logoSometimes life can be really hard. Everything can feel uncaring and overwhelming. We want to help. Join us for a guided review of resources available in the Quincy area to help you on your path to wellness.

Co-sponsored by Eliot Community Human Services

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday May 2, 2020
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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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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, and 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    617-376-1300 x4    
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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 4, 2020
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Craft and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by for some social crafting time and conversation. Bring along your current handwork project, knitting, crochet, beading, quilting, weaving - whatever you would like to work on while we chat. We'll be gathering in the Literacy Office on the second floor at the Mian Library where there is a large table and comfortable chairs for us to work.

 

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Tuesday May 5, 2020
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Literacy Recognition
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    6173761314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday May 7, 2020
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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, and 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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Friday May 8, 2020
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing  Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao.

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 May 9, 2020
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer at the Main Library on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for a Family Storytime full of stories, songs, and more.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's 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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 11, 2020
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Teen Time: Real Talk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Real Talk is a youth-led forum for discussing the issues that are most important to teens. We meet two Mondays a month from 6-8 in the Computer Lab. Each event is planned, promoted, and executed by teen leaders with help from our Teen Librarian.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Tuesday May 12, 2020
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Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8 meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of books. Each month we will read and discuss books on a different theme.
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Thursday May 14, 2020
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Each month we will explore a new science topic.

This program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Be the change you want to see in YOUR library! Our Teen Advisory Board meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month and works on planning and implementing teen programs, coordinating book displays and decorating the Teen Loft. This is a great way to complete you community service and earn real leadership skills. If you would like to join please stop by the Reference Desk and pick up an application today! Come hungry as we provide snacks at each meeting.!

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1335    kdarcy@ocln.org
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, and DVDs for all ages.

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Night Owls Book Group for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Night Owls Book Club for is children entering grades 3 and 4.  Each month we will read and discuss a different book.
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friday May 15, 2020
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Library Closed for Staff Development Day
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
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Saturday May 16, 2020
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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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 18, 2020
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday May 19, 2020
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10-15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. If this is your first time joining the group please arrive early, about 6:45, to create your character so we’ll be ready to play when everyone else arrives.

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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday May 20, 2020
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Preschool Discovery @Adams Shore for ages 3-5
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the Adams Shore Library with your preschooler, ages 3-5,  to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments, and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

Each month we will explore a different science topic

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: MS TAG
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Middle schoolers unite! This is your opportunity to help direct programs and services for you and your peers. Our Middle School Teen Advisory Group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to discuss what's most important to you. Help us to plan the events that YOU want to see happen at the library. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday May 21, 2020
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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, and 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 May 23, 2020
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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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 25, 2020
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Closed: Memorial Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday May 28, 2020
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Be the change you want to see in YOUR library! Our Teen Advisory Board meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month and works on planning and implementing teen programs, coordinating book displays and decorating the Teen Loft. This is a great way to complete you community service and earn real leadership skills. If you would like to join please stop by the Reference Desk and pick up an application today! Come hungry as we provide snacks at each meeting.!

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1335    kdarcy@ocln.org
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, and 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 May 30, 2020
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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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday June 1, 2020
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Craft and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Stop by for some social crafting time and conversation. Bring along your current handwork project, knitting, crochet, beading, quilting, weaving - whatever you would like to work on while we chat. We'll be gathering in the Literacy Office on the second floor at the Mian Library where there is a large table and comfortable chairs for us to work.

 

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Teen Time: Real Talk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Real Talk is a youth-led forum for discussing the issues that are most important to teens. We meet two Mondays a month from 6-8 in the Computer Lab. Each event is planned, promoted, and executed by teen leaders with help from our Teen Librarian.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Thursday June 4, 2020
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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, and 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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Friday June 5, 2020
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Pathways to Wellbeing Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

health wellness logoSometimes life can be really hard. Everything can feel uncaring and overwhelming. We want to help. Join us for a guided review of resources available in the Quincy area to help you on your path to wellness.

Co-sponsored by Eliot Community Human Services

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday June 6, 2020
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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 two smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
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, and 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    617-376-1300 x4    
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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Sunday June 7, 2020
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Author Talk: Decanted Truths
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Decanted truth book jacketMelanie Ford was born and raised in Quincy. She got her first library card here at our library and that launched her love of reading which stayed with her and became an essential asset in her long career as a writer. For most of her career, she ghosted on international security issues for think tanks. In the past decade, however, she has focused on a new career as a novelist, with four novels published by Mountain Lake Press and two new works in progress.

Ford's most recent work, Decanted Truths, classifies as literary fiction, family saga, historical and a women's novel. It plays out in the South Shore and Dorchester in the late 19th and early 20th century. Inspired by life events in her grandparents' generation, it explores the struggles of Irish immigrants as they carved out a new identity in the New World, while painfully deciding which portions of Old Country culture were worth preserving. As if assimilation weren't challenging enough, the chief protagonist, Leah Gavagan, faces additional trials from the visions she often experiences, visions that may or may not come true. The Prairies Book Review called it a "brilliant historical family saga" with "its pitch-perfect evocation of people and places from a bygone era." Reviewer Virginia Williams of Rosepoint Publishing called it a "literary novel of intelligence," showcasing "the meaning of family."

Come meet the author, hear exceprts from her work, and have the option to purchase signed copies.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday June 8, 2020
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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
CONTACT:     617-376-1312    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Celebrate World Oceans Day
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Celebrate World Oceans Day with us! Details are still being developed, so watch this space for developments

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday June 9, 2020
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8 meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of books. Each month we will read and discuss books on a different theme.
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Catherine Lynde        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday June 11, 2020
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston for ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Each month we will explore a new science topic.

This program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1300 x9    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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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, and DVDs for all ages.

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Night Owls Book Group for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Night Owls Book Club for is children entering grades 3 and 4.  Each month we will read and discuss a different book.
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friday June 12, 2020
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing  The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

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 June 13, 2020
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer at the Main Library on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for a Family Storytime full of stories, songs, and more.

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's 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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday June 15, 2020
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Teen Time: Real Talk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Real Talk is a youth-led forum for discussing the issues that are most important to teens. We meet two Mondays a month from 6-8 in the Computer Lab. Each event is planned, promoted, and executed by teen leaders with help from our Teen Librarian.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
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Tuesday June 16, 2020
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Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10-15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. If this is your first time joining the group please arrive early, about 6:45, to create your character so we’ll be ready to play when everyone else arrives.

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    617-376-1300 x4    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday June 17, 2020
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Preschool Discovery @Adams Shore for ages 3-5
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the Adams Shore Library with your preschooler, ages 3-5,  to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments, and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

Each month we will explore a different science topic

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1300 x7    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Time: MS TAG
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Middle schoolers unite! This is your opportunity to help direct programs and services for you and your peers. Our Middle School Teen Advisory Group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to discuss what's most important to you. Help us to plan the events that YOU want to see happen at the library. Snacks will be provided.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 18, 2020
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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, and 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 June 20, 2020
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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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 25, 2020
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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, and 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 June 27, 2020
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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, and 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. These sessions are 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.

Here's what people are saying about these meditation sessions:

I love the group meditation experience, the education of the process of Sahaja Yoga meditation, the music, and the very fine instructors.

I thought it (the technique) was well explained and easy to follow.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday June 29, 2020
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday July 4, 2020
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Closed: Independence Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Tuesday July 7, 2020
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Go Green @your Library: The Changing American Forest
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

historic Chestnut photoLearn about the changing nature of America's forests.

More than a century ago, nearly four billion American chestnut trees were growing in the eastern U.S. They were among the largest, tallest, and fastest-growing trees. The wood was rot-resistant, straight-grained, and suitable for furniture, fencing, and building. The nuts fed billions of wildlife, people and their livestock. It was almost a perfect tree, that is, until a blight fungus killed it more than a century ago. The chestnut blight has been called the greatest ecological disaster to strike the world’s forests in all of history. The American chestnut tree survived all adversaries for 40 million years, then disappeared within 40.

Joshua Soojian is a member of the American Chestnut society and he will give this presentation as well as lead an accompanying walk on Saturday, July 11 at 9:00 a.m. (rain date: Sunday, July 12 at 5:00 p.m.) The walk will take place in the St. Moritz section of the Blue Hills, departing from the Shea Rink parking lot.

This program is cosponsored by the Quincy Park Department Environmental Treasures Program

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday July 11, 2020
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Go Green @your Library: The Changing American Forest-Walking Tour
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

historic Chestnut photoLearn about the changing nature of America's forests.

More than a century ago, nearly four billion American chestnut trees were growing in the eastern U.S. They were among the largest, tallest, and fastest-growing trees. The wood was rot-resistant, straight-grained, and suitable for furniture, fencing, and building. The nuts fed billions of wildlife, people and their livestock. It was almost a perfect tree, that is, until a blight fungus killed it more than a century ago. The chestnut blight has been called the greatest ecological disaster to strike the world’s forests in all of history. The American chestnut tree survived all adversaries for 40 million years, then disappeared within 40.

Joshua Soojian is a member of the American Chestnut society and he will give the presentation on Tuesday, July 7 as well as lead this accompanying walk on Saturday, July 11 at 9:00 a.m. (rain date: Sunday, July 12 at 5:00 p.m.) The walk will take place in the St. Moritz section of the Blue Hills, departing from the Shea Rink parking lot.

This program is cosponsored by the Quincy Park Department Environmental Treasures Program

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday August 7, 2020
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Friday September 4, 2020
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday September 5, 2020
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Closed: Labor Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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LOCATION: Main Library
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Sunday September 6, 2020
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Closed: Labor Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday September 7, 2020
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Closed: Labor Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday October 2, 2020
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday October 12, 2020
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Closed: Columbus Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday November 6, 2020
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Wednesday November 11, 2020
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Closed: Veterans Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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LOCATION: Main Library
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Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Closed: Thanksgiving
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday November 26, 2020
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Closed: Thanksgiving
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday November 27, 2020
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Closed: Thanksgiving
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday December 4, 2020
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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    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Thursday December 24, 2020
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Closed: Christmas Eve
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday December 25, 2020
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Closed: Christmas Day
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Thursday December 31, 2020
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Closed: New Year's Eve
12:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1300 x3    
LOCATION: Main Library
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