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Friday June 23, 2017 - Thursday August 31, 2017
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Children's Online Summer Reading Challenge

This summer track your reading on your computer, phone or other mobile device with our new summer reading game. Sign up, log books, and complete challenges. As you add books and complete challenges you will earn online badges and online raffle tickets. We’ll have a drawing for the raffle prizes the first week in September.

We have two programs one for babies and young children up to age 6 and the other for ages 7-13. Teens are invited to join our teen summer reading program. 

Looking for some good books to read? When you sign up for the online summer reading program you will begin receiving weekly emails with book suggestions.  Parents of younger children will also receive an early literacy tip to extend your reading experience for older children these suggestions are a great way to find new books and authors to try.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Monday August 21, 2017
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Solar Eclipse Celebration
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

solar eclipseStop by the Main Library Lawn to join us for space science stories and activities during the solar eclipse.  Bring along an empty cereal or cracker box and we will show you how to make a pinhole viewer to safely observe the eclipse.  Maximum eclipse coverage in the Boston area will be at 2:46.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Children's Movie @North Quincy: The Emperor's New Groove
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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In this animated comedy from the folks at Disney, the vain and cocky Emperor Kuzco is a very busy man. Besides maintaining his "groove", and firing his suspicious administrator, Yzma; he's also planning to build a new waterpark just for himself for his birthday. However, this means destroying one of the villages in his kingdom. Meanwhile, Yzma is hatching a plan to get revenge and usurp the throne. But, in a botched assassination courtesy of Yzma's right-hand man, Kronk, Kuzco is magically transformed into a llama. Now, Kuzco finds himself the property of Pacha, a lowly llama herder whose home is ground zero for the water park. Upon discovering the llama's true self, Pacha offers to help resolve the Emperor's problem and regain his throne, only if he promises to move his water park.

This movie is rated G and runs for 75 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Art to Go
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Tommy's Honour
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillSet against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy's Honour is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom (Peter Mullan) and “Young” Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden), the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew exponentially, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame continued to outshine his father’s accomplishments as founder of the Open Championship in 1860, playing record and as a local caddie master, greenskeeper and club & ball maker. But in contrast to Tommy’s public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who gave him opportunity, led by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews chief Alexander Boothby (Sam Neill), and the parents who disdained his passionate relationship with his girlfriend-then-wife Meg Drinnen (Ophelia Lovibond).

"Connery (an actor as well, and the son of Sean Connery) keeps the performers honest, and a few of the father-son tussles, with their admixture of love and envy, are powerful."--Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Directed by Jason Connery. Theatrically released in 2017. 112 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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Grownups 20/30s: Crafterdark Origami Sea Creatures
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find more information on our meetup.com page.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 22, 2017
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LEGO building @ Wollaston
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

legosDrop in at the Wollaston Branch every Tuesday in July and August and see what new LEGO building challenge is up each week. How high can you build a tower? What sort of space vehicle can you make? Can you build something all in one color? See if you can meet the challenges every week! This week’s challenge: Spaceships

Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go @ Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Teddy Bear Storytime @North Quincy
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Join Children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch for stories and songs for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. Feel free to wear your comfy jammies and bring along your favorite stuffed friend, as we read stories about homes.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Fractals & Chaos Theory
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

fractal artRecognizing the chaotic, fractal nature of the our world can bring new insight, power and wisdom about things are effectively impossible to predict or control, like the stock market, turbulence, and the weather. Join Harvard professor Chris Rycroft and gain a better understanding of the world around us. This fun, very accessible presentation will include video clips and hands-on audience participation.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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Museum of Science Rockets Workshop
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

balloon rocketJoin an educator from the Museum of Science for this 50-minute hands-on workshop where you will engineer, launch and return vehicles for an imaginary space journey.

First you will use latex balloons of different shapes to create short range rockets with the objective of reaching your astronomical target, 8-10 feet above the ground. Then, of course, you must design a reentry capsule that can hover in a stream of air, modeling the drag a spacecraft encounters on reentry.  Can you successfully launch your rocket and return your astronaut from space?

Museum of Science logoBecause everyone needs time to create and test their designs, space is limited.  This program cannot accommodate camp groups. Tickets will be passed out in the children’s room beginning at 10:00 am, you must be here in person to pick up a ticket.  While children as young as 5 may participate in this program with an adult’s help, this engineering challenge is best suited to children ages 8 and older.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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CANCELED-Dance Class
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Free community dance class for all children entering grades K-3. Come experience the art of dance. No experience necessary. Classes consist of stretching and flexibility, basic dance moves, and a choreographed routine. Wednesdays during the month of August. Drop-in sessions. Conducted by Girl Scout Brianna Joyce, age 14.

CONTACT: Brianna Joyce    617-913-3158    figment198@aol.com
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Art to Go @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillAtticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Directed by Robert Mulligan. Starring Gregory Peck, John Megna, & Frank Overton. Theatrically released in 1962. 129 Minutes; Not Rated.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday August 24, 2017
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Family Board Games @Wollaston
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Come drop by to play some family board games. We'll have some old favorites and some you might not have played before. Try some word association with Codenames, press your luck with Tem-Purr-A, make some wild guesses with Concept and more!

For children ages 3 and old accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Concert with MamaSteph
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

mamastephJoin Mama Steph, a Quincy favorite, for a special concert for children and their families. Join in with familiar and new songs.  While the whole family will enjoy this concert Mama Steph’s music is especially suitable for preschoolers and their families.

Sponsored by the Quincy Cultural Council.

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

movie stillIn the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.

"Spectacularly honoring the spirit and aesthetic of Mamoru Oshii’s beloved animated adaptations without resorting wholly to slavish cosplay, this is smart, hard-lacquered entertainment that may just trump the original films for galloping storytelling momentum and sheer, coruscating visual excitement."--Guy Lodge, Variety

Directed by Rupert Sanders. Starring Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Johan Philip Asbæk, Juliette Binoche, Lasarus Ratuere, Michael Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, & Yutaka Izumihara. Theatrically released in 2017. 107 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images.

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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Art to Go @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sample artArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @ Adams Shore Sing
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

movie stillA koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.

Rated PG Runtime 108 min

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore 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 & 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: Ghost in the Shell
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillIn the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.

"Spectacularly honoring the spirit and aesthetic of Mamoru Oshii’s beloved animated adaptations without resorting wholly to slavish cosplay, this is smart, hard-lacquered entertainment that may just trump the original films for galloping storytelling momentum and sheer, coruscating visual excitement."--Guy Lodge, Variety

Directed by Rupert Sanders. Starring Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Johan Philip Asbæk, Juliette Binoche, Lasarus Ratuere, Michael Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, & Yutaka Izumihara. Theatrically released in 2017. 107 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images.

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 August 25, 2017
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco! 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 26, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday August 28, 2017
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Children's Movie @North Quincy: 101 Dalmatians
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Pongo and Perdita have a litter of 15 puppies. Cruella De Vil takes a fancy to the pups, and wants to get hold of them, as well as more pups, to make herself a lovely dalmatian skin coat. Cruella hires some thugs to kidnap the pups and hold them at her mansion. Will Pongo and Perdita find them in time?

This movie is rated G and runs for 80 minutes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Art to Go
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: Ghost in the Shell
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.

"Spectacularly honoring the spirit and aesthetic of Mamoru Oshii’s beloved animated adaptations without resorting wholly to slavish cosplay, this is smart, hard-lacquered entertainment that may just trump the original films for galloping storytelling momentum and sheer, coruscating visual excitement."--Guy Lodge, Variety

Directed by Rupert Sanders. Starring Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Johan Philip Asbæk, Juliette Binoche, Lasarus Ratuere, Michael Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, & Yutaka Izumihara. Theatrically released in 2017. 107 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images.

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    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 29, 2017
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LEGO building @ Wollaston
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

legosDrop in at the Wollaston Branch every Tuesday in July and August and see what new LEGO building challenge is up each week. How high can you build a tower? What sort of space vehicle can you make? Can you build something all in one color? See if you can meet the challenges every week! This week’s challenge: Schools

Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go @ Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 p.m. to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
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Grownups 20/30s: Retro Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 30, 2017
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Art to Go @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Feature Film @North Quincy: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World (1963)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillThe dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Directed by Stanley Kramer. Starring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, & Ethel Merman. Theatrically released in 1963. 205 Minutes; Not Rated.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Adult Summer Reading Wrap Up
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for our Adult Summer Reading wrap up party and discussion. This year's theme is Build a Better World and why not start right here in Quincy? We'll be highlighting a few issues that we hope to make better in the City of Presidents, which will hopefully spark a lively conversation. We'll also be giving out our ASR prizes - books! 

CONTACT: Eileen    617-376-1316    quref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 31, 2017
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Matinee Film: Going in Style
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillLifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Al (Alan Arkin), decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

"Delivers a feel-good film that nonetheless allows for genuine moments of working-class anger."--Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Directed by Zach Braff. Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, & Alan Arkin. Theatrically released in 2017. 96 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some suggestive material.

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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Art to Go @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Art-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  Children up to age 8 are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft.

Mon., Main Library; Tues., Adams Shore; Wed.,Wollaston; Thurs., North Quincy

  • Week of July 3rd  – Craft stick collage
  • Week of July 10th – Construction hats
  • Week of July 17th  – Paper bag houses
  • Week of July 24th – Tool belt
  • Week of July 31st  –  Castle
  • Week of Aug. 7th –  Dump truck
  • Week of Aug. 14th – Block house collage
  • Week of Aug. 21st – Sundials
  • Week of Aug. 29th – Skyline headband

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Closed
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Quincy Overdose Vigil
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

candlesThe City of Quincy will be hosting a vigil to bring attention to the issue of substance addiction. Please join us to remember those lost to drug overdose and give hope to others still struggling with addiction. You can help to reduce the stigma that surrounds addiction as we remember friends, family and community members. Let us stand together as a community to bring a face to these individuals, support each other, and make our voices heard to fight this devastating problem.
We will gather a list of names of those who have died. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of their loved one. 

Registration of names to be read during the program will be collected from 6–6:30 p.m., program will be held from 6:30 to 8:  p.m.

There is no seating on site; you may bring a lawn chair.

CONTACT: Barbara Edmondson    617-471-8400 x189    bedmondson@baystatecs.org
LOCATION: Main Library
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Feature Film: Going in Style
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillLifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Al (Alan Arkin), decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

"Delivers a feel-good film that nonetheless allows for genuine moments of working-class anger."--Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Directed by Zach Braff. Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, & Alan Arkin. Theatrically released in 2017. 96 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some suggestive material.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday September 1, 2017
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Teen Time: Back To School
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday September 2, 2017
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Library Closed for Labor Day
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Sunday September 3, 2017
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Library Closed for Labor Day
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Monday September 4, 2017
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Library Closed for Labor Day
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Tuesday September 5, 2017
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We The People - Overview & Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We the People MA is part of the larger national organization We the People. The purpose of this organization is to build support for an Act  currently before the Massachusetts legislature (H.1926 & S.379) which supports an Amendment Convention to add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  This Ammendment states that "Corporations are not People", and "Money is not Speech".  This meeting is an informational session to allow members of the Massachusetts South Shore area to come together to meet to learn more about this Act and group.  

CONTACT: Jill Castroll    617-763-2388    jacastroll@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 6, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Sound of Music (1965)
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillA woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Directed by Robert Wise. Starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, & Eleanor Parker. Theatrically released in 1965. 174 Minutes; Rated G.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday September 7, 2017
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Matinee Film: John Wick: Chapter 2
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillLegendary hitman John Wick is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

"Remember how the original John Wick snuck up and wowed us in 2014? Now he's back and better than ever. John Wick: Chapter 2 is the real deal in action-movie fireworks – it's pure cinema, an adrenaline rocket of image and sound that explodes on contact."--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Directed by Chad Stahelski. Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, & Common. Theatrically released in 2017. 122 Minutes; Rated R for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: John Wick: Chapter 2
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillLegendary hitman John Wick is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

"Remember how the original John Wick snuck up and wowed us in 2014? Now he's back and better than ever. John Wick: Chapter 2 is the real deal in action-movie fireworks – it's pure cinema, an adrenaline rocket of image and sound that explodes on contact."--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Directed by Chad Stahelski. Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, & Common. Theatrically released in 2017. 122 Minutes; Rated R for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday September 8, 2017
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing Here Comes the Sun  by Nicole Dennis-Benn. Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis- Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and the wide expanse of turquoise seas. At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, each woman—fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves—must confront long-hidden scars

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday September 9, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 11, 2017
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Matinee Film: Hidden Figures
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillAs the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

Directed by Theodore Melfi. Starring Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, and Taraji P. Henson. Theatrically released in 2016. 127 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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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Tuesday September 12, 2017
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

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

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Wednesday September 13, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: John Wick, Chapter 2
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillLegendary hitman John Wick is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

"Remember how the original John Wick snuck up and wowed us in 2014? Now he's back and better than ever. John Wick: Chapter 2 is the real deal in action-movie fireworks – it's pure cinema, an adrenaline rocket of image and sound that explodes on contact."--Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Directed by Chad Stahelski. Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, & Common. Theatrically released in 2017. 122 Minutes; Rated R for strong violence throughout, some language and brief nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Gerry Studds: America's First Openly Gay Congressman
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Gerry Studds photoGerry Studds represented Quincy during the early 1990s and tried to keep the shipyard open. Come learn about America's first openly gay Congressman and his local legacy. This program will be presented by Mark Robert Schneider, author of a recently published book (July, 2017) on Representative Studds. 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 14, 2017
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Matinee Film: Gifted
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillFrank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

"Comparisons to the classic 1979 Oscar winner "Kramer vs. Kramer" are inevitable. But Gifted stands on its own because it feels more like reality than a Hollywood take on family crisis."--New York Daily News, Edward Douglas

Directed by Marc Webb. Theatrically released in 2017. 101 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Open Sing Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

With his keyboard at his fingertips, Del will teach and lead an instant multi-part chorus in simple songs from a variety of musical styles and traditions—some you’ll probably know and some you may not.

This will be a “mistake-free” zone for all levels of singers from age 12 on up. Whether you are an experienced choral singer or you just like to sing in the shower, you will have a ton of fun and go home elated by the sheer joy of singing out and creating music with others.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday September 16, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 18, 2017
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Matinee Film: Gifted
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillFrank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

"Comparisons to the classic 1979 Oscar winner "Kramer vs. Kramer" are inevitable. But Gifted stands on its own because it feels more like reality than a Hollywood take on family crisis."--New York Daily News, Edward Douglas

Directed by Marc Webb. Theatrically released in 2017. 101 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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Tuesday September 19, 2017
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QRIS Revision Public Comment Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care is holding public comment hearings on revisions to the Quality Improvement Rating System Standards this fall. Come provide your feedback!

CONTACT: Elyssa Baker    518-424-9365    Elyssa.Baker@MassMail.State.MA.US
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Gifted
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillFrank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

"Comparisons to the classic 1979 Oscar winner "Kramer vs. Kramer" are inevitable. But Gifted stands on its own because it feels more like reality than a Hollywood take on family crisis."--New York Daily News, Edward Douglas

Directed by Marc Webb. Theatrically released in 2017. 101 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Become a Citizen Scientist
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Citizen ScientistsRescheduled From August 7 Date

Many people love the idea of being a “citizen scientist”. Helping to answer interesting scientific questions, assisting with conservation, and having hands-on experiences with nature informed by real scientific inquiry is a compelling combination for children and adults alike. But what is Citizen Science, and how does one get involved?

David Moon, Sanctuary Director of Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport will share opportunities for getting outdoors as a citizen scientist both with Mass Audubon and with other conservation organizations. There is a very wide range of opportunities for people of all levels of skill and training to get out and study nature.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 21, 2017
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Matinee Film: Norman
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

Directed by Joseph Cedar. Starring Richard Gere. Theatrically released in 2017. 118 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore Matilda
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

movie stillBased on the book Matilda, by British children's author Roald Dahl, this film moves the setting from the U.K. to the U.S.; otherwise it follows the original closely. Matilda Wormwood (Mara Wilson) is an extremely curious and intelligent little girl who is very different from her low-brow, mainstream parents (Danny DeVito and real-life wife Rhea Perlman), who quite cruelly ignore her. As she grows older, she begins to discover that she has telekinetic powers. Not until a teacher shows her kindness for the first time does she realize that she can use those powers to do something about her sufferings and help her friends as well. Villains from the awful Miss Trunchbull (Pam Ferris), headmistress of her miserable school Crunchem Hall, to her parents and older brother begin to feel her ire. Look for Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman) in a small part as an FBI agent investigating Matilda's shady father.

Rated PG Runtime 95 min

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore 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 & 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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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Feature Film: Norman
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Directed by Joseph Cedar. Starring Richard Gere. Theatrically released in 2017. 118 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday September 23, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Sunday September 24, 2017
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Concerts @the Crane: North Sea Gas
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday September 25, 2017
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Matinee Film: Good Will Hunting
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

Directed by Gus Van Sant. Starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Robin Williams. Theatrically released in 1997. 126 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Norman
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

Directed by Joseph Cedar. Starring Richard Gere. Theatrically released in 2017. 118 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday September 28, 2017
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Matinee Film: Everybody Loves Somebody
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

Directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta. Starring Ben O'Toole, José María Yazpik, Karla Souza. Theatrically released in 2017. 102 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Feature Film: Everybody Loves Somebody
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

Directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta. Starring Ben O'Toole, José María Yazpik, Karla Souza. Theatrically released in 2017. 102 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday September 30, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 2, 2017
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Stop Violence Against Healthcare Workers
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

CONTACT: Sheila Wilson        sheilaw6@comcast.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 3, 2017
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Abigail Adams Smith: The Past, Present, and Future of Breast Cancer
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

Presented by the Abigail Adams Historical Society, stewards of the birthplace of Abigail Smith Adams, in partnership with South Shore Hospital's Breast Care Center and the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 4, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Everybody Loves Somebody
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

Directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta. Starring Ben O'Toole, José María Yazpik, Karla Souza. Theatrically released in 2017. 102 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday October 5, 2017
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Matinee Film: The Big Sick
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Feature Film: The Big Sick
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday October 6, 2017
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday October 7, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 9, 2017
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Library Closed for Columbus Day
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Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Wednesday October 11, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Big Sick
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday October 12, 2017
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Matinee Film: Raw
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

Directed by Julia Ducournau. Theatrically released in 2017. 99 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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BUSY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Open Sing Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

With his keyboard at his fingertips, Del will teach and lead an instant multi-part chorus in simple songs from a variety of musical styles and traditions—some you’ll probably know and some you may not.

This will be a “mistake-free” zone for all levels of singers from age 12 on up. Whether you are an experienced choral singer or you just like to sing in the shower, you will have a ton of fun and go home elated by the sheer joy of singing out and creating music with others.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday October 13, 2017
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday October 14, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Sunday October 15, 2017
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Fall Concerts @the Crane
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hungrytown

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Monday October 16, 2017
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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BUSY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Discover Historic New England: Germantown
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

german town mapTalk and photographs presented by local historian and retired educator Harold Crowley. To be followed with a guided walk at a date and time TBD.

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Park Department Environmental Treasures program

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 17, 2017
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Go Places @your Library: The South Pacific Islands
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 18, 2017
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Raw
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

Directed by Julia Ducournau. Theatrically released in 2017. 99 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Thursday October 19, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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BUSY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday October 21, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 23, 2017
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BUSY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday October 24, 2017
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Finding Inspiration in JFK and John Quincy Adams
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 25, 2017
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TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday October 26, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 28, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 30, 2017
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SORB Workshop
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Training for attorneys who handle SORB cases

CONTACT: Robert Ploski    617-910-5827    rploski@publiccounsel.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Unplugged logo

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 2, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday November 3, 2017
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday November 4, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

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

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 9, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Open Sing Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

With his keyboard at his fingertips, Del will teach and lead an instant multi-part chorus in simple songs from a variety of musical styles and traditions—some you’ll probably know and some you may not.

This will be a “mistake-free” zone for all levels of singers from age 12 on up. Whether you are an experienced choral singer or you just like to sing in the shower, you will have a ton of fun and go home elated by the sheer joy of singing out and creating music with others.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday November 10, 2017
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Library Closed for Veterans Day
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Saturday November 11, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 13, 2017
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday November 14, 2017
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Discover Historic New England: Richard Muzzrole & the Granite Railway
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum 

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday November 16, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday November 17, 2017
misc_none
World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA.  Multiple award winner.

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday November 18, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday November 22, 2017
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Library Closes at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving
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Thursday November 23, 2017
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Library Closed for Thanksgiving
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Saturday November 25, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 27, 2017
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Unplugged logo

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday November 29, 2017
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TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday November 30, 2017
misc_none
Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday December 1, 2017
misc_none
Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday December 2, 2017
misc_none
Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday December 7, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday December 8, 2017
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday December 9, 2017
misc_none
Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 11, 2017
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday December 12, 2017
misc_none
Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday December 14, 2017
misc_none
Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 16, 2017
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 18, 2017
misc_none
Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Unplugged logo

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday December 23, 2017
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve
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Sunday December 24, 2017
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Library Closed for Christmas
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Monday December 25, 2017
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Library Closed for Christmas
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Tuesday December 26, 2017
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Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Matt Belanger    781-910-8013    matt.belanger@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday December 30, 2017
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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Monday January 1, 2018
misc_none
Closed for New Year's Day
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Thursday January 4, 2018
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Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday January 5, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday January 8, 2018
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday January 9, 2018
misc_none
Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday January 11, 2018
misc_none
Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday January 12, 2018
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday January 15, 2018
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Closed for Martin Luther King Day
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Wednesday January 24, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Friday February 2, 2018
misc_none
Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Friday February 9, 2018
misc_none
World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday February 12, 2018
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday February 13, 2018
misc_none
Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday February 19, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Presidents Day
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Wednesday February 28, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Friday March 2, 2018
misc_none
Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Friday March 9, 2018
misc_none
World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday March 12, 2018
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday March 13, 2018
misc_none
Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Friday March 23, 2018
misc_none
BUSY
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday March 28, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Sunday April 1, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Easter
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Monday April 2, 2018
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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misc_none
BUSY
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday April 6, 2018
misc_none
Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Tuesday April 10, 2018
misc_none
Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Friday April 13, 2018
misc_none
World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday April 16, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Patriots Day
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Friday May 4, 2018
misc_none
Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Tuesday May 8, 2018
misc_none
Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Friday May 11, 2018
misc_none
World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday May 14, 2018
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Wednesday May 23, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday May 28, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Memorial Day
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Friday June 1, 2018
misc_none
Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Friday June 8, 2018
misc_none
World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday June 11, 2018
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Tuesday June 12, 2018
misc_none
Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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misc_none
Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday June 21, 2018
misc_none
Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday June 27, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday July 3, 2018
misc_none
Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Independence Day
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Wednesday July 4, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Independence Day
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Friday July 6, 2018
misc_none
Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Tuesday July 10, 2018
misc_none
Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Thursday July 12, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Thursday July 19, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Thursday July 26, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
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Friday August 3, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday September 1, 2018
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Closed for Labor Day
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Sunday September 2, 2018
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Closed for Labor Day
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Monday September 3, 2018
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Closed for Labor Day
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Friday September 7, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Friday October 5, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday October 8, 2018
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Closed for Columbus Day
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Friday November 2, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday November 12, 2018
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Closed for Veterans Day
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Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving Day
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Thursday November 22, 2018
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Closed for Thanksgiving Day
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Friday December 7, 2018
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday December 24, 2018
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve
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Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Closed for Christmas Day
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Monday December 31, 2018
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Closed at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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