Events Calendar - List View

                 
Red: Adult/Teen Events | Blue: Children's Events | Green: All Ages Events | Black: Non-Library Events
Sunday October 1, 2017 - Tuesday October 31, 2017
misc_none
On Exhibit: The Quiet Figure
12:00 AM

The Quiet FigureAll October we are exhibiting the portraits and figurative work of William MacDonald.

Here's what the artist had to say about his work: It represents the expression of the visual relationship between artist and model as well as the attempt to extend relationship to the viewer. The exhibit is entitled "The Quiet Figure" because it is characterized by a relatively gentle, intimate approach that generally avoids visually arresting colors and overbearing size -- it speaks in more hushed tones.

Learn more in this video Mr. MacDoanld filmed for QATV.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday October 18, 2017
misc_none
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 19, 2017
misc_none
Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Matinee Film: Baby Driver
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore Goosebumps
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillUpset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

"Pretty much the perfect scary movie for kids."--Movie Nation - Roger Moore

Directed by Rob Letterman. Starring Dylan Minnette, Jack Black, Odeya Rush, and Ryan Lee. Theatrically released in 2015. 103 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Crane Triva
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history?

LOCATION: Main Library
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
BUSY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
misc_none
Feature Film: Baby Driver
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Friday October 20, 2017
misc_none
Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

Did you participate in some or all of this series? Please take a moment to give us feedback.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 21, 2017
misc_none
Saturday Storytime with Denise Shaver for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Denise Shaver for a family storytime full of cat and dog stories, songs, rhymes and more. This program is for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult on Saturday, October 21st at 10:00 a.m. at the Main Library. No registration required

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Crafts-Pumpkins from Books
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

book pumpkinUpcycle old and donated books into art. Transform hardcover books into folded book pumpkins.

Teens only.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Sunday October 22, 2017
misc_none
Concerts @the Crane:Spero plays Nyro
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
Remind Me about this Event
Monday October 23, 2017
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

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

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

Did you participate in some or all of this series? Please take a moment to give us feedback.

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

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

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

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

Did you participate in some or all of this series? Please take a moment to give us feedback.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Matinee Film @Adams Shore: The Grudge
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillAn American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. Sarah Michelle Gellar stars in this remake of director Takashi Shimizu's popular Japanese movie "Ju-On: The Grudge."

"One of the flat-out creepiest films ever released by a major American studio."--TV Guide Magazine - Maitland McDonagh

Directed by Takashi Shimizu. Starring Clea DuVall, Jason Behr, and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Theatrically released in 2004. 92 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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Junior Explorers for ages 3-5 @ Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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

Did you participate in some or all of this series? Please take a moment to give us feedback.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Lego Batman
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

Rated PG, 104 min

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
BUSY
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
misc_none
Quincy At-Large City Councilor Candidate Conversation
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

know before you voteJoin the library and March Forward Quincy for a moderated conversation with the candidates for Quincy's three at-large council seats. Six candidates are advancing to the election on November 7. October 18 is the last day to register for this year's general election. The candidates are:

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Grownups 20/30s: Crafterdark Quincy Rocks
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find more information on our meetup.com page

 
 
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday October 24, 2017
misc_none
Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

Did you participate in some or all of this series? Please take a moment to give us feedback.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

Did you participate in some or all of this series? Please take a moment to give us feedback.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

Did you participate in some or all of this series? Please take a moment to give us feedback.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
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)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Film @North Quincy: Gridiron Gang
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Directed by Phil Joanou. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, and L. Scott Caldwell. Theatrically released in 2006. 2 hours 4 minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Finding Inspiration in JFK and John Quincy Adams
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday October 25, 2017
misc_none
Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

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

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

Did you participate in some or all of this series? Please take a moment to give us feedback.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Feature Film @North Quincy: Baby Driver
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

Did you participate in some or all of this series? Please take a moment to give us feedback.

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

Did you participate in some or all of this series? Please take a moment to give us feedback.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Grownups 20/30s: Retro Video Gaming Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Main Library Computer Classroom
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 26, 2017
misc_none
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

Did you participate in some or all of this series? Please take a moment to give us feedback.

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

Did you participate in some or all of this series? Please take a moment to give us feedback.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Matinee Film: The Beguiled
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Teen Advisory Board
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Main Library
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Feature Film: The Beguiled
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday October 28, 2017
misc_none
Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch, on Saturday, October 28th at 10:00 am for  Halloween stories, songs and more.

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

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Discover Historic New England: Walk around Germantown
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Preschool Discovery @North Quincy: Color
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop by the North Quincy Library with your preschooler any time between 11:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday, October 28th to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

This month we will be exploring colors. We'll be sorting colors, mixing colors, even separating colors out using markers and coffee filters.

This program does not require registration.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Yoga Meditation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday October 30, 2017
misc_none
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)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Matinee Film @Adams Shore: The Ring
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn this remake of one of Japan's biggest box office hits, Naomi Watts plays a journalist who discovers a mysterious videotape that is connected to several deaths.

"So good it's scary."--San Francisco Chronicle - C.W. Nevius

Directed by Gore Verbinski. Starring Brian Cox, Martin Henderson, and Naomi Watts. Theatrically released in 2002. 115 Minutes; PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Monsters, Inc.
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

Rated G, 92 min

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday October 31, 2017
misc_none
Registration for Fall Session II Storytimes
9:00 AM

Mother Goose on the Loose logoJust For Twos logoDue to overcrowding the following storytimes require advance registration.You must be a Quincy resident to register. Children must be of age by the first meeting and each child may only be registered foo one program.

Monday Just for Twos (ages 24-35 months) will meet at 10:00 am on Mondays beginning November 13th

Wednesday Just for Twos (ages 24-35 months) will meet at 10:00 am  beginning November 15th 

Tuesday Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 12-23 months) will meet at 11:00 am beginning November 

Thursday Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 12-23 months) will meet at 9:30 am beginning November 16th

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Registration for NEW Chickadees Book Group for Grades 1 and 2
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Brand New! Chickadees Book Club for children in grades 1 and 2!  This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime.

The Chickadees will meet in five week sessions on Monday evenings at 6:30 in the Main Library children’s room. During our first session (Nov. 13- Dec. 11) we will get used to the idea of reading and discussing stories to promote reading comprehension by reading a different story each week and discussing it.  As the year goes on we’ll tackle longer books that will take the whole five weeks to read and discuss. Registration is required for the Chickadees and begins Tuesday, Oct. 31st at 9:00 a.m. online at thomascranelibrary.org, by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person at the Main Library Children’s Room.

Questions?  Call the Children’s Room at 617-376-2411 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Registration for Fall Session II Jr. Explorers @ Wollaston
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Junior Explorers logoDue to limited space registration is required and limited to Quincy residents for the following afterschool storytime at the Wollaston Branch Library.

Junior Explorers for ages 4 and 5 on Mondays, beginning November 13th 


New! No Registration for Explorers Club for ages 6-8 on Wednesdays, beginning September 27

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
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)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Film @North Quincy: Beetlejuice
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Directed by Tim Burton. Starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Michael Keaton. Theatrically released in 1988. 1 hour 32 minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday November 1, 2017 - Thursday November 30, 2017
misc_none
On Exhibit: Illustrations by Don Naggie
12:00 AM

On exhibit from November 1-30.

Don Naggie is an English teacher and amateur artist. He draws heavily on his readings from British Romantic poetry, principally the poetry of P.B. Shelley and William Blake. Don was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 1, 1979; approximately 3 days before and 207 years after Shelley. He has been living in the metro Boston area since 2012. He is currently at work on several projects including a memoir of his service in the Peace Corps, where he worked as an English teacher in Uzbekistan for 2 years. Several of the illustrations for this project are on display in his exhibit.  

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday November 1, 2017
misc_none
Feature Film @North Quincy: The Beguiled
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
The Road to the Boston Marathon Bombing
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Feature Film: Lady Macbeth
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Friday November 3, 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)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday November 4, 2017
misc_none
Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Yoga Meditation and Music
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sahaja yoga body mapThis week's class will feature instruction on 'Music and Meditation'. Instructors will demonstrate some fundamentals of the ancient Indian Classical system of music and how it relates to spirituality. Gain a more nuanced understanding of music and how to use it for deeper meditations!

Come 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 in November & December will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday November 6, 2017
misc_none
Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Captain Underpants
2:45 PM - 4:55 PM

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

Rated PG, 89 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday November 7, 2017
misc_none
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)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Film @North Quincy: Back to the Future
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillMarty McFly goes back in time, in a DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents get together, so he doesn't cease to exist.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox. Theatrically released in 1985. 116 minutes; Rated PG.

Among the plethora of innocent charms on offer, there's the near perfect script by Zemekis and Bob Gale which not only negotiates its time travel paradoxes with deft, exuberant wit but invests the light-hearted plot machinations with a seasoning note of honest drama. Empire, Adam Smith

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday November 8, 2017
misc_none
Feature Film @North Quincy: Lady Macbeth
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Introduction to Genealogy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

About the presenter, Seema Kenney:

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. 

a family tree

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday November 9, 2017
misc_none
Preschool Discovery @Wollaston: Space
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Drop by the Wollaston Library with your preschooler any time between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 14th to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

We are exploring space this month, looking at constellations, meteor impacts and the planets of our solar system.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch Library    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Matinee Film: Wonder Woman
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Teen Advisory Board
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Main Library
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Night Owls Book Group for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Night Owls Book Club for children in grades 3 and 4 meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

 
CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Open Sing Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Friday November 10, 2017
misc_none
Library Closed for Veterans Day
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday November 11, 2017
misc_none
Science Saturday- Stop Motion Animation
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stop Motion Animation will be the topic of our November Science Saturday program.  Join us on Saturday November 11th at 10:00 am and learn how to make your own short stop-motion animated movie! 

You will need to bring your own smartphone or tablet and we ask that you pre-load one of the many stop-motion apps available (Stop Motion Studio, iMotion, and PicPac are just a few) so you'll be ready to start as soon as you arrive. 

We'll provide the stages to film at, toys to use, stands for your devices, and advice on how to make your own mini-movie.   This program is suggested for families with children ages 3 and older.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
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 in November & December will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday November 13, 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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

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

This program will take place on November 13, 20, 27 and Dec. 4 and 11

Beginning Tuesday, October 31 register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Julie & Julia
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillBased on two true stories, Julie & Julia intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends...until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

"One of the gentlest, most charming American movies of the past decade. Its subject is less food as something to cook than food as the binding and unifying element of dinner parties, friendship, and marriage."--The New Yorker - David Denby

Directed by Nora Ephron. Starring Amy Adams, Chris Messina, and Meryl Streep. Theatrically released in 2009. 123 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
2:45 PM - 4:55 PM

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

Rated PG, 90 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Junior Explorers for ages 3-5 @ Wollaston REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Come dive into the waves and meet sharks, snails and octopi with stories and crafts about the ocean and the animals that live there

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on  November 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4 and 11


Beginning Tuesday, October 31st  register by clicking the Register button below. You may also stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, 41 Beale St. or call 617-376-1330.  

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
NEW Chickadees Book Group for Grades 1 and 2 REGISTRATION REQUIRED
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Brand New! Chickadees Book Club for children in grades 1 and 2!  This group works a little bit differently than our other book groups sort of a cross between book group and storytime.

The Chickadees will meet in five week sessions on Monday evenings at 6:30 in the Main Library children’s room. During our first session (Nov. 13- Dec. 11) we will get used to the idea of reading and discussing stories to promote reading comprehension by reading a different story each week and discussing it.  As the year goes on we’ll tackle longer books that will take the whole five weeks to read and discuss. Registration is required for the Chickadees and begins Tuesday, Oct. 31st at 9:00 a.m. online at thomascranelibrary.org, by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person at the Main Library Children’s Room.

Questions?  Call the Children’s Room at 617-376-2411 and ask for Mrs. Miller.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Cooking with Books @Adams Shore: Side Dishes
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Fine Liquorature Book Club: November Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find more information on our meetup.com page

Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday November 14, 2017
misc_none
Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on November 14, 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12

Beginning Tuesday, October 31st  register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Middle School STEAM- Contraption Construction
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Students in Grades 5-8 are invited to join us on Tuesday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m. for Middle School STEAM.  This month we’ll be exploring Engineering.  Build a Rube Goldberg Device out of straws, pipe cleaners, dominoes and other simple materials that will ring a bell or drop a ball into a cup.  Sounds easy?  I wouldn’t be so sure about that.  Work on your own or with a group to create and test the most elaborate machine, can you change levels, add curves or loops?  

Each month we will be exploring a different STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) topic. We’ve planned the first couple of programs but we’d love to hear what you would like to do.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Film @North Quincy: Adventures in Babysitting
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillA babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.

Directed by Chris Columbus. Starring Elisabeth Shue. Theatrically released in 1987. 102 minutes; Rated PG-13.

Adventures in Babysitting seemed littered with unrealized possibilities. The movie has good raw material, but it never really was pulled together into something I could care about much. Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Taste Test Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Which is better Chips Ahoy!, Keebler or Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies. What about ice cream: Breyers, Edy’s or Turkey Hill? Each month we will have a blind taste test to see what is the best brand.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8 meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of books. 

This month we will be discussing Monsters.  Werewolves, vampires, zombies, ghosts, cryptids of all kinds - read a book about a supernatural creature for November. It could be a scary book to keep you up at night, or it could be a silly take on a normally frightening monster. Find a book with a creepy creature and come tell us all about it.

Too busy to join us this month? Stop by the library anytime to find out about when we’ll be meeting next.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
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)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
7:00 PM - 8:50 PM

hearthstone logoThe North Quincy library is a new Fireside Gathering spot! We'd like to invite the community to take advantage of our evening hours, spacious meeting room, and free WiFi to play Hearthstone in a welcoming, inclusive space. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month!

Who's invited: 

The North Quincy library welcomes local players of all skill levels to a Fireside Gathering! We offer no prizes other then having fun and meeting new friends.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday November 15, 2017
misc_none
Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

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

This program will take place on November 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6 and 13

Beginning Tuesday, October 31st  register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Feature Film @North Quincy: Wonder Woman
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Egypt: Take a trip to Ancient Egypt to visit the pyramids, learn about the Sphinx and hear one of the oldest known stories ever written down.  Find out about mummies, scarabs and the Pharaohs who ruled over Egypt thousands of years ago.

 

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday November 16, 2017
misc_none
Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months REGISTRATION REQUIRED
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on  November 16, 20, December 7 and 14. Note there is no meeting on November 23rd becasue the library is closed for Thanksgiving


Beginning Tuesday, October 31st register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Matinee Film: Atomic Blonde
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore Ratatouille
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillDespite his sensational sniffer and sophisticated palate, Remy's dreams of becoming a chef seem hopeless due to one small detail--he's a rat! Through a twist of fate, he ends up in the world-famous restaurant of his late hero, Auguste Gusteau. With a dash of culinary courage and the help of garbage boy Linguini, Remy whips up exquisite meals that impress even the nasty chef Skinner and food critic Anton Ego. Together they conquer the kitchen and prove that big dreams can come true no matter how small you are.

"A nearly flawless piece of popular art, as well as one of the most persuasive portraits of an artist ever committed to film. It provides the kind of deep, transporting pleasure, at once simple and sophisticated, that movies at their best have always promised."--The New York Times - A.O. Scott

Directed by Brad Bird. Starring Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, and Patton Oswalt. Theatrically released in 2007. 111 Minutes; Rated G.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Crane Triva
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history?

LOCATION: Main Library
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Feature Film: Atomic Blonde
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Friday November 17, 2017
misc_none
Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
CAFL Due Process seminar
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: andrew don    7815457948    attymdiv@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday November 18, 2017
misc_none
Saturday Storytime with Big Ryan for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us on Saturday, November 18th at 10:00 in the large meeting room at the main library for Big Ryan’s Tall Tales.  Ryan is a family favorite with his program of original stories, silly hand puppets, a bit of music and movement and a whole lot of fun!

 

This program is recommended for children ages 2-5 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)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
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 in November & December will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday November 20, 2017
misc_none
Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Matinee Film @Adams Shore: The Hundred-Foot Journey
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillHassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

"Overall this is a solid, intelligent movie about the joys of expanding our horizons — in all directions."--Chicago Sun-Times - Bill Zwecker

Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Starring Amit Shah, Aria Pandya, Charlotte Le Bon, Charlotte Lebon, Dillon Mitra, Farzana Dua Elahe, Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Michel Blanc, and Om Puri. Theatrically released in 2014. 122 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Jumanji
2:45 PM - 4:55 PM

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

Rated PG, 104 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Your Big Backyard: 50 years on the Neponset River Watershed
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Neponset River

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday November 21, 2017
misc_none
Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Film @North Quincy: Addams Family Values
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillA comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Starring Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Raul Julia. Theatrically released in 1993. 94 minutes; Rated PG-13.

It’s the kind of wickedly delicious comedy one can savor without adding the proviso of guilty pleasure. Variety, Leonard Klady

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday November 22, 2017
misc_none
Library Closes at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Feature Film @North Quincy: Atomic Blonde
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday November 23, 2017
misc_none
Library Closed for Thanksgiving
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday November 25, 2017
misc_none
Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy Branch, on Saturday, October 28th at 10:00 am for Dinosaur stories, songs and more.

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

CONTACT: Julie    1332    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Preschool Discovery @North Quincy: Space
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop by the North Quincy Library with your preschooler any time between 11:00 a.m. and noon on Saturday, October 28th to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

We are exploring space this month, looking at constellations, meteor impacts and the planets of our solar system.

This program does not require registration.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
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 in November & December will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday November 27, 2017
misc_none
Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Chef
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillChef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) loses his restaurant job, so he starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

"Chef is the best thing he (Favreau) has ever done, as writer or director or actor. It's the sort of thing of beauty that filmmakers are ultimately remembered for."--San Francisco Chronicle - Mick LaSalle

Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, John Leguizamo, Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Sofía Vergara. Theatrically released in 2014. 114 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Because of Winn-Dixie
2:45 PM - 4:55 PM

movie stillBased on the perennial best seller, Because of Winn Dixie tells the story of a lonely young girl who adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie (for the supermarket where she found him). The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father.

Rated PG, 106 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday November 28, 2017
misc_none
Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Film @North Quincy: Say Anything...
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

movie stillJohn Cusack plays Lloyd Dobler--an average guy with a penchant for kickboxing. There is only one thing that all-around nice guy Lloyd wants for his high school graduation: a date with beautiful valedictorian Diane Court (Skye). Lloyd's dream comes true when Diane accepts his invitation to a graduation party. Diane falls for Lloyd, whose goal is to spend as much time with her as possible. Their budding romance is put to the test when Diane has to choose between pursuing her academic dreams and spending time with him. John Mahoney is first-rate as Diane's father, a single parent who wants only the best for his brilliant daughter but who harbors a serious secret that the IRS is investigating.

Directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Ione Skye and John Cusack. Theatrically released in 1989. 100 minutes; Rated PG-13.

It all comes down to one scene: John Cusack, standing at dusk, boom box aloft, blaring Peter Gabriel's ''In Your Eyes'' outside Ione Skye's window. This, friends, is what rapturous, heartrending, soul-spinning love is all about. Entertainment Weekly

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday November 29, 2017
misc_none
Feature Film @North Quincy: Rough Night
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillFive best friends from college (Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz) reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, they're ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.

"Rough Night, a bachelorette-party-from-hell thriller comedy that’s got some push and some laughs, despite its essentially formulaic nature, is a perfect example of why Hollywood needs (many) more women filmmakers."--Variety - Owen Gleiberman

Directed by Lucia Aniello. Starring Demi Moore, Enrique Murciano, Ilana Glazer, Jillian Bell, Kate McKinnon, Paul W. Downs, Ryan Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Ty Burrell, and Zoë Kravitz. Theatrically released in 2017. 101 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Egypt: Take a trip to Ancient Egypt to visit the pyramids, learn about the Sphinx and hear one of the oldest known stories ever written down.  Find out about mummies, scarabs and the Pharaohs who ruled over Egypt thousands of years ago.

 

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday November 30, 2017
misc_none
Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Matinee Film: Beatriz at Dinner
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillBeatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

"The real power of Beatriz at Dinner is that it isn’t about politics but the human heart. Beatriz and Strutt are not arguing legislation; they’re arguing two visions of the American dream, two visions of the human soul."--Arizona Republic, Barbara VanDenburgh

Directed by Miguel Arteta. Starring Amy Landecker, Chloë Sevigny, Connie Britton, David Warshofsky, Enrique Castillo, Jay Duplass, John Early, John Lithgow, Salma Hayek, Sean O'Bryan, and Soledad St. Hilaire. Theatrically released in 2017. 82 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Feature Film: Beatriz at Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillBeatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

"The real power of Beatriz at Dinner is that it isn’t about politics but the human heart. Beatriz and Strutt are not arguing legislation; they’re arguing two visions of the American dream, two visions of the human soul."--Arizona Republic, Barbara VanDenburgh

Directed by Miguel Arteta. Starring Amy Landecker, Chloë Sevigny, Connie Britton, David Warshofsky, Enrique Castillo, Jay Duplass, John Early, John Lithgow, Salma Hayek, Sean O'Bryan, and Soledad St. Hilaire. Theatrically released in 2017. 82 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Friday December 1, 2017
misc_none
Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday December 2, 2017 - Saturday December 30, 2017
misc_none
On Exhibit: QAA Figure Class Exhibition
12:00 AM

On exhibit from December 2-30.

Reception with the artists to be held on Saturday, December 9. Details TBD.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday December 2, 2017
misc_none
Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
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 in November & December will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday December 4, 2017
misc_none
Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Matinee Film @Adams Shore: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillThe Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

"Credit first-time director Jeremiah S. Chechik for his sure-handed rein on Christmas Vacation's polar opposites of sentimental and satirical sides. It makes for a smooth-sledding comedy."--The Hollywood Reporter

Directed by Jeremiah S Chechik. Starring Beverly D'Angelo, Chevy Chase, and Juliette Lewis. Theatrically released in 1989. 97 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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy Eloise At Christmastime
2:45 PM - 4:55 PM

movie stillA 6-year-old girl (Sofia Vassilieva) tries to reunite a young woman with a former boyfriend before she marries another.

From the WOnderful World of Disney, 1 hour, 29 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday December 5, 2017
misc_none
Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Taste Test Tuesday
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Which is better Chips Ahoy!, Keebler or Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies. What about ice cream: Breyers, Edy’s or Turkey Hill? Each month we will have a blind taste test to see what is the best brand.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Know Your Community: The Journey from Vietnam
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketLong-time Quincy resident and retired school psychologist Kim Lan Tran recently published a memoir, "Traveling in a Dream and other stories". Help celebrate the publication of her book and hear tales of her immigration experiences, and her perspective on the consquences of the war in Vietnam. Lan Tran is a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UMass Boston.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday December 6, 2017
misc_none
job fair
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

presented in partnership with the Quincy Career Center

CONTACT: Amy Clough / QCC    617-745-4066    aclough@pqcc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Feature Film @North Quincy: Beatriz at Dinner
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillBeatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

"The real power of Beatriz at Dinner is that it isn’t about politics but the human heart. Beatriz and Strutt are not arguing legislation; they’re arguing two visions of the American dream, two visions of the human soul."--Arizona Republic, Barbara VanDenburgh

Directed by Miguel Arteta. Starring Amy Landecker, Chloë Sevigny, Connie Britton, David Warshofsky, Enrique Castillo, Jay Duplass, John Early, John Lithgow, Salma Hayek, Sean O'Bryan, and Soledad St. Hilaire. Theatrically released in 2017. 82 Minutes; Rated R.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Egypt: Take a trip to Ancient Egypt to visit the pyramids, learn about the Sphinx and hear one of the oldest known stories ever written down.  Find out about mummies, scarabs and the Pharaohs who ruled over Egypt thousands of years ago.

 

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday December 7, 2017
misc_none
Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Matinee Film: Maudie
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillMaudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

"Maudie is one of the most beautiful and life-affirming and uplifting movies of the year, capable of moving us to tears of appreciation for getting to know the title subject."--Chicago Sun-Times, Richard Roeper

Directed by Aisling Walsh. Starring Billy MacLellan, David Feehan, Ethan Hawke, Gabrielle Rose, Greg Malone, Kari Matchett, Lawrence Barry, Marthe Bernard, Sally Hawkins, and Zachary Bennett. Theatrically released in 2017. 115 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Feature Film: Maudie
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillMaudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

"Maudie is one of the most beautiful and life-affirming and uplifting movies of the year, capable of moving us to tears of appreciation for getting to know the title subject."--Chicago Sun-Times, Richard Roeper

Directed by Aisling Walsh. Starring Billy MacLellan, David Feehan, Ethan Hawke, Gabrielle Rose, Greg Malone, Kari Matchett, Lawrence Barry, Marthe Bernard, Sally Hawkins, and Zachary Bennett. Theatrically released in 2017. 115 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Friday December 8, 2017
misc_none
Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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 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
Remind Me about this Event
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
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 in November & December will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Sunday December 10, 2017
misc_none
Holiday Guitar Concert
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Boston Classical Guitar SocietyCelebrate the holiday season with the Boston Guitar Orchestra. They will be playing lots of Christmas favorites as well as selections from Tchaikovsky's Nutcraker Suite.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Matinee Film @Adams Shore: The Family Stone
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillThe Family Stone is a story about an annual gathering of an unconventional New England family. Before the holidays are done, relationships will unravel while new ones are formed, secrets will be revealed and the Stone family will come together through its extraordinary capacity for love.

"As ridiculous, as mawkish and schizophrenic as The Family Stone is, it's also surprisingly endearing."--Dallas Observer - Robert Wilonsky

Directed by Thomas Bezucha. Starring Claire Danes, Dermot Mulroney, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Theatrically released in 2005. 103 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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy The Muppet Christmas Carol
2:45 PM - 4:55 PM

movie stillThe Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Rated G, 1 hour, 25 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Cooking with Books @Adams Shore: Breakfast
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Fine Liquorature Book Club: December Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Find more information on our meetup.com page

Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday December 12, 2017
misc_none
Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

This  program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and 3 @Adams Shore
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This half hour program for toddlers and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children.

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Go Places @your Library:Travel the U.S.A. by Train
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

To TrainsLearn how to plan the trip of a lifetime. In the past three years Lisa Bates has taveled over 21,000 miles in four rail trips across the country. She will present pictures and stories from her adventures for 20-25 minutes and then answer questions for another half hour. Get started planning your trip today!

Copies of her book, "Beyond the Rails, USA Cross-Country Train Travel" will be available for purchase. Learn more on her website.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Friends Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Hearthstone Fireside Gathering
7:00 PM - 8:50 PM

hearthstone logoThe North Quincy library is a new Fireside Gathering spot! We'd like to invite the community to take advantage of our evening hours, spacious meeting room, and free WiFi to play Hearthstone in a welcoming, inclusive space. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month!

Who's invited: 

The North Quincy library welcomes local players of all skill levels to a Fireside Gathering! We offer no prizes other then having fun and meeting new friends.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday December 13, 2017
misc_none
Feature Film @North Quincy: Maudie
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillMaudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

"Maudie is one of the most beautiful and life-affirming and uplifting movies of the year, capable of moving us to tears of appreciation for getting to know the title subject."--Chicago Sun-Times, Richard Roeper

Directed by Aisling Walsh. Starring Billy MacLellan, David Feehan, Ethan Hawke, Gabrielle Rose, Greg Malone, Kari Matchett, Lawrence Barry, Marthe Bernard, Sally Hawkins, and Zachary Bennett. Theatrically released in 2017. 115 Minutes; Rated PG-13.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston NOW A DROP-IN - NO REGISTRATION
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Egypt: Take a trip to Ancient Egypt to visit the pyramids, learn about the Sphinx and hear one of the oldest known stories ever written down.  Find out about mummies, scarabs and the Pharaohs who ruled over Egypt thousands of years ago.

 

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8. 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    apegg@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
NEW Family Pajama Storytime for ages 1-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

New evening pajama storytime for the whole family.

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

No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday December 14, 2017
misc_none
Rock-a-Bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Teen Advisory Board
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Main Library
Remind Me about this Event
 
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Discover Historic New England: Christmas Traditions in Boston
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketIn 1659, the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony banned by law the celebration of Christmas as it was deemed to be a time of seasonal excess with no Biblical authority. Though repealed in 1681, it would not be until 1856 that Christmas Day became a state holiday in Massachusetts.

The always fabulous historian Anthony Sammarco will outline the celebration (or lack thereof) of Christmas in the first two centuries after Boston was settled in 1630.  Revisit memories of the past and appreciate the shared tradition of how Bostonians historically celebrated the holiday season.

By the mid 19th century a German immigrant named Charles Follen introduced the Christmas tree to Boston, and shortly thereafter Louis Prang introduced his colorful Christmas cards, the first in Boston. During the next century, Boston would see caroling and hand bell ringing on Beacon Hill, a Nativity scene and other traditional New England displays on Boston Common and in the many department stores, as well as the once popular Enchanted Village of Saint Nicholas at Jordan Marsh, New England’s largest store. What could have been better than after a day seeing Santa, the seasonal displays and lights on Boston Common than to enjoy a hot fudge sundae at Bailey’s?

Copies of Sammarco's book, Christmas Traditions in Boston (to be published on November 6, 2017), will be available for purchase (cash or check only).

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)
Remind Me about this Event
Friday December 15, 2017
misc_none
Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday December 16, 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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
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 in November & December will be led by a team of experienced practitioners from Sahaja Yoga, who teach on a volunteer basis. All of Sahaja Yoga's classes are free of charge and are offered as a community service. Learn more in this QATV interview.

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday December 18, 2017
misc_none
Matinee Film @Adams Shore: Christmas with the Kranks
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillBased on John Grisham's best-selling novel Skipping Christmas, this comedy stars Tim Allen as Luther Krank, a man who decides to skip Christmas and all the surrounding trappings and go on a vacation with his wife Nora (Curtis) instead. But when his daughter decides, at the last minute, to come home for the holidays, he is forced to put christmas back together.

"Ultimately something of a softball satire, its climactic evocation of the "true meaning" of the holidays is surprisingly touching."--Variety - Scott Foundas

Directed by Joe Roth. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen. Theatrically released in 2004. 99 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy The Polar Express
2:45 PM - 4:55 PM

movie stillWhen a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Rated PG, 100 minutes

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Try out any of our gaming systems we have a PS4, XBOX One or our Wii. We have FIFA 2018, NBA 2K18, Madden18, Dragonball Xenoverse, Call of Duty and more.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
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)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Family Film @Adams Shore: A Christmas Story
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

movie stillThis delightfully funny holiday gem tells the story of Ralphie Parker a 1940's nine-year-old who pulls out all the stops to obtain the ultimate Christmas present.

"In short, A Christmas Story isn't just about Christmas; it's about childhood and it recaptures a time and place with love and wonder. It seems an instant classic, a film that will give pleasure to people not only this Christmas, but for many Christmases to come."--Boston Globe - Jay Carr

Directed by Bob Clark. Starring Peter Billingsley. Theatrically released in 1983. 94 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday December 19, 2017
misc_none
Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Grownups 20/30s: Video Game Night
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! 

We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot! we will have limited laptops for use, but we encourage you to bring your own laptop or mobile device to play on. Players of all skill levels are welcome!

We have an XBOX One and a PlayStation 4, along with some great new games.

Fan of the Classics? We have an N64, a Nintendo Wii, a Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other Retro systems might also make an appearance as well.

Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!

 
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday December 21, 2017
misc_none
Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore How the Grinch Stole Christmas
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillRon Howard directs comedian Jim Carrey in the title role of this live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss's beloved Christmas tale.

"With Carrey hitting a career peak, this Grinch doesn't steal Christmas; it restores the season by helping energize us enough to make it through the whole thing."--Boston Globe - Jay Carr

Directed by Ron Howard. Starring Jim Carrey. Theatrically released in 2000. 104 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
QHS/NQHS Holiday Choral Concert
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Celebrate the holidays with our annual concert with the select choirs from Quincy High School and North Quincy High School.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Teen Time: Crane Triva
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

How well do you know your pop culture, history, sports or literary history?

LOCATION: Main Library
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday December 23, 2017
misc_none
Library Closes at 12:30 p.m. for Christmas Eve
Remind Me about this Event
Sunday December 24, 2017
misc_none
Library Closed for Christmas
Remind Me about this Event
Monday December 25, 2017
misc_none
Library Closed for Christmas
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday December 26, 2017
misc_none
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday December 28, 2017
misc_none
Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore Elf
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

movie stillA boy who was raised by Santa's elves returns to New York City to find his biological family.

"How many human beings among us are capable of making a comedy with wit and intelligence that also takes bold pleasure in unabashed silliness? I think this is what happens when you let an elf loose with a movie camera."--Salon.com - Stephanie Zacharek

Directed by on Favreau. Starring Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, and Will Ferrell. Theatrically released in 2003. 97 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday December 30, 2017
misc_none
Library Closes at 12:30 p.m. for New Year's Eve
Remind Me about this Event
Sunday December 31, 2017
misc_none
Library Closed for New Year's Eve
Remind Me about this Event
Monday January 1, 2018
misc_none
Closed for New Year's Day
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday January 4, 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)
Remind Me about this Event
Friday January 5, 2018
misc_none
Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday January 6, 2018
misc_none
Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday 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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, usually; January’s meeting will be on the 8th because of the New Year's Day holiday.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Cooking with Books @Adams Shore
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday 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
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday January 10, 2018
misc_none
Go Places @your Library: Malaysian Borneo, 1967-69
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketHave you ever wondered what it would be like to serve in the Peace Corps? Come and find out how one Peace Corps Volunteer from Dorchester faced two years in the wilds of Borneo. Learn about living in a Muslim village and working with the “headhunters of Borneo.”

Kate Griffin Flaherty will speak about her recently published memoir of her time in Malaysian Borneo. Learn what led her to realize that despite all our differences, we are all more alike than different.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Friday January 12, 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 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
Remind Me about this Event
Monday January 15, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Martin Luther King Day
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday January 16, 2018
misc_none
Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday January 24, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Discover Historic New England: Shipbuilding in Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy Adams Yacht Yard photographCome find out about the many shipyards in Quincy from 1789 to 1986 and hear about important ships that were built here. Local author Wayne G. Miller presents his findings which were recently published in his second book, Quincy Massachusetts A Shipbuilding Tradition, published by the Quincy Historical Society. His latest book has over 150 illustrations amidst its 200 pages and lots of great facts, such as "John Adams came to the launching of the Mount Wollaston at Nathan Josselyn’s shipyard in 1822". Don't miss this opportunity to learn about our local history!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
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)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday February 3, 2018
misc_none
Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday February 5, 2018
misc_none
Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
Remind Me about this Event
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
Remind Me about this Event
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Cooking with Books @Adams Shore
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday 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
Remind Me about this Event
Monday February 19, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Presidents Day
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday February 20, 2018
misc_none
Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday February 28, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Friday 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)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday March 5, 2018
misc_none
Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
Remind Me about this Event
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
Remind Me about this Event
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
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Cooking with Books @Adams Shore
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday 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
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday March 14, 2018
misc_none
The Origin of Pi
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pi artLearn about the origins on Pi on Pi Day! This fascinating talk will be lead by Harvard professor Christopher Rycroft.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday March 20, 2018
misc_none
Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
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
Remind Me about this Event
Sunday April 1, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Easter
Remind Me about this Event
Monday April 2, 2018
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
BUSY
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday April 6, 2018
misc_none
Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday April 7, 2018
misc_none
Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday April 9, 2018
misc_none
Cooking with Books @Adams Shore
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday April 10, 2018
misc_none
Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
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
Remind Me about this Event
Monday April 16, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Patriots Day
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday April 17, 2018
misc_none
Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday April 25, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Friday May 4, 2018
misc_none
Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday May 5, 2018
misc_none
Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

This program has become so popular there isn’t room to move and dance as we would like so we have decided to split the group in two.  No registration is required; when the 10:00 session fills we will close the doors.  Please spend some time in the children’s room choosing books or playing with our early literacy activities while you wait for the 10:30 session.  Thank you for your cooperation we really think 2 smaller groups will make this program more fun for everyone.

?Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday May 7, 2018
misc_none
Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday May 8, 2018
misc_none
Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Friday May 11, 2018
misc_none
World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Monday May 14, 2018
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Cooking with Books @Adams Shore
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday May 15, 2018
misc_none
Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday May 23, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Saturday May 26, 2018
misc_none
Mental Health Forum
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Co-sponsored by Enhance Asian Community on Health Inc., (EACH)

CONTACT: Sara Tan    857-472-3224    stan@each4asian.org
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday May 28, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Memorial Day
Remind Me about this Event
Friday June 1, 2018
misc_none
Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Monday June 4, 2018
misc_none
Crafts and Conversation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have acres of stockinette to do on a sweater, a mile of binding to hand stitch around a quilt or do you just like to craft while chatting with others?  Bring your current project or a UFO that has been lurking around that needs attention for some quality crafting time and conversation.

All hand crafts welcome but we cannot accommodate any project that requires electricity. We will meet in the Colletti Reading Room (where the fiction books are) on the 1st floor of the main library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

Please note this is a social group for crafters to work on their own projects not a teaching class.

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Fiction Room (first floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Friday June 8, 2018
misc_none
World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Monday June 11, 2018
misc_none
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Cooking with Books @Adams Shore
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What's better than good food and good books? Come talk about both, try some delicous treats, and browse related cookbooks every month. Here's the themes determined so far for the 2017/18 season:

  • October 16: Potluck
  • November 13: Side Dishes
  • December 11: Breakfast
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library-Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday June 12, 2018
misc_none
Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
 
misc_none
Friends of the TCPL Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Diane Dopp        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday June 19, 2018
misc_none
Dungeon and Dragons Encounters Ages 10 - 15
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dungeons and Dragons logo

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

We will help you customize an Adventurer's League D&D character you can use both in our monthly adventures and at other D&D Organized Play. 

Your group of adventurers will start out at level one and take on the module from the 5th Edition D&D Starter Set. Unravel the mysteries of the Lost Mine of Phandelver and what monsters and treasures lie within!

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday June 21, 2018
misc_none
Literacy Volunteer Orientation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday June 27, 2018
misc_none
TCPL Foundation Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Megan        
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday July 3, 2018
misc_none
Closed at 5:00 p.m. for Independence Day
Remind Me about this Event
Wednesday July 4, 2018
misc_none
Closed for Independence Day
Remind Me about this Event
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)
Remind Me about this Event
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
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday July 12, 2018
misc_none
Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday July 17, 2018
misc_none
Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday July 19, 2018
misc_none
Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday July 24, 2018
misc_none
Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday July 26, 2018
misc_none
Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
Remind Me about this Event
Tuesday July 31, 2018
misc_none
Literacy Tutor Training
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Literacy Office
Remind Me about this Event
Friday August 3, 2018
misc_none
Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

© 2011 Thomas Crane Public Library

Developed by Isovera, Inc.