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Thursday July 30, 2015
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Music with Mama Steph
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mama StephMama Steph, one of our favorite local musicians.  Sing along with original songs and old favorites at this special concert is for our youngest patrons ages 0-4 accompanied by an adult.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Matinee Film: The Friends of Eddie Coyle
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillCelebrate Quincy! Based on the best-selling novel by George V. Higgins, The Friends of Eddie Coyle chronicles the last days of a weary Quincy-based weapons dealer. Eddie Coyle (Robert Mitchum) doesn't want to serve a life sentence in prison, so he becomes an informant for both the police and the treasury department. Coyle is likewise unwilling to give up his lifestyle, thus he continues his illegal gun-running operation for the underworld. The mob becomes aware that Eddie is squealing to the cops, so they send his best friend, Dillon (Peter Boyle), to rub him out. Dillon compassionately takes Eddie out on the town, treating him to dinner and a hockey game...then drives to a deserted field to carry out his orders. Eddie Coyle's home is on Fayette Street in Wollaston and several other parts of the film were filmed here.

"“The Friends of Eddie Coyle” works so well because Eddie is played by Robert Mitchum, and Mitchum has perhaps never been better." - Roger Ebert

Directed by Peter Yates. Starring Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats, Alex Rocco, and Joe Santos. Theatrically released in 1973. 102 Minutes; Rated R

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Doorhangers

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Summer Reading: Random Fandom - SuperWhoLock
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate this popular Fandom with the interactive fun program. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Concert on the Lawn: Howie Newman and Jackie Damsky
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

howie newmanHowie Newman and Jackie Damsky are experienced, professional musicians who play funny original songs as well as well-known covers. It’s a very lively show with great musicianship and tight harmonies. Howie has opened for Tom Paxton, Vance Gilbert, Brewer & Shipley, Pure Prairie League, Bill Staines, Lui Collins, Don White, Modern Man and many others. He has released five CDs, receiving national airplay on National Public Radio and the Midnight Special as well as dozens of other North American outlets.

Originally trained as a classical violinist, Jackie has developed a unique improvisational style over a range of genres including jazz, folk, blues, acoustic rock and popular music. She weaves a harmonic tapestry with her fellow musicians, adding depth, color, richness ... and a little magic. Jackie has backed many notable performers, including Rod MacDonald, Catie Curtis, Michelle Shocked, Don White and Christine Lavin. She is also an accomplished singer, whether providing backup vocals or as a soloist. Jackie has appeared at many outdoor festivals, including the WUMB Folk Festival, the New Bedford Folk Festival, the Wachusett Valley Music Festival, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival and the New England Folk Festival. Learn more at their website.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday July 31, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes, weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 1, 2015
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Registrstion for Superhero Cookies Ages 7+
9:00 AM

Click here to register for Superhero Coookies with Miss Lori on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 10:00 This program is for children ages 7 and older.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Music and Movement with Rubi
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

No registration is required.

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 3, 2015
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Register to perform witn Activated Story Theatre on Tues. Aug. 18
9:00 AM

Would you like a special role in the show? A dozen children ages 6 and older will be chosen to attend a preshow rehearsal/workshop at 10:00 am to learn their parts.  If your child is interested in performing please click here to register beginning at 9:00 am on Wednesday, July 1st..

The Activated Story Theatre presents two heroic tales with a fully activated story theater performance of “Anansi Goes Fishing” and “Davy Crockett” a tall tale from the United States. 

The original "spiderman", Anansi the beloved hero of many African folktales gets his way by cunning and cleverness. This story includes brief retellings of "Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock" and "Anansi and the Story Box".

Davy Crockett was a genuine historical figure who was also a genuine storyteller, He became a legend largely through the extremely tall tales he told. In this rendition we also bring you Sally-Ann-Thunder-Ann-Whirlwind Crockett who wins Davy’s heart at barn dance and wrestles alligators with her bare hands.

As always this high energy duo will have the audience in stitches as Mr. Turtle tricks cunning Anansi into doing all the work and the giant book stage transports us into Davy Crockett’s imagination. 

If you have never seen the Activated Storytellers you are in for a treat.  This program is for children ages 4 and older accompanied by an adult. No registration is required for the audience.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero masks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @North This is the story of a little mermaid Quincy- Little Mermaid
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Little MermaidThis is the story of a little mermaid named Ariel, who dreams of going on land. When her father, King Triton, Forbids her to go on land, Ariel visits Ursula who her father had banished. Eventhough she helps her get to land, what Ariel doesn't know is that Ursula has plans to destroy her to get revenge on her father.

This movie is rated G and runs for 90 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Teen Summer Reading: Book Discussion - Marrow by Preston Norton
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come discuss this fresh entertaining read. Snacks will be provided. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday August 4, 2015
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Purple Cow Reads
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Purple CowCome meet the Purple Cow! Wilson-certified reading instructor Nicole DeBassio and her very purple friend will lead kids ages 4-6 in activities designed to lay a foundation of letters and sounds that will help them become fluent readers.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero masks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Saving Baby: Racehorses, Love, and Redemption
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

saving babyOn television, horse racing comes across as a glamorous mélange of mint juleps and celebrity set against a backdrop of equine grace and speed. But as Jo Anne Normile and her beloved pet horse Baby learned firsthand, the magic that enchants is a veneer. For every Seabiscuit, there are tens of thousands of racehorses whose experiences on the back lots of the country's tracks tell a different, often harrowing, story. Come hear about the love story that changed the backstretch of the track forever that was captured in New York Times best-selling author Larry Lindner's book Saving Baby.

Larry Lindner has written nine books, two of which made the New York Times bestseller list. His latest, Saving Baby, was called “one of the best books of the year” by Kirkus Reviews, which said that “with the help of Lindner’s first-class storytelling, action and emotion equally drive this compelling tale.” Publishers Weekly hails Saving Baby as “an engaging memoir that is a must-read for animal lovers,” while Today’s Horse Magazine says the book is “an emotionally powerful read, filled with insight.”

Lindner had long-running columns in both The Washington Post and The Boston Globe and has also published in venues ranging from Condé Nast Traveler to the Los Angeles Times, The International Herald-Tribune, and O, the Oprah Magazine. Currently, he serves as executive editor of Your Dog, a monthly publication of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University; and as coordinator of the Boston Literary District (www.bostonlitdistrict.org), the first such district of its kind in the United States. He lives in Hingham with his wife and son.

Co-sponsored by the Boston Vegetarian Society

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 5, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero masks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Teen Summer Reading: Heroes of Olympus
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Find out which half blood house you belong to. Join us as we track the adventures of Jason, Piper and Leo. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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PJ Storytime with Big Ryan for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Big RyanJoin Big Ryan for a a pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  Big Ryan and his puppet pals will share stories, songs, and fun. This program is part of our six week pajama storytime series designed for adults and children to enjoy stories and songs as a family. This is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen and talk with each other.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 6, 2015
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Matinee Film: 21
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillCelebrate Quincy! Ben Campbell is a shy, brilliant MIT student who, needing to pay school tuition, finds the answers in the cards. He is recruited to join a group of the school's most gifted students that heads to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the know-how to turn the odds at blackjack in their favor. With unorthodox math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa leading the way, they crack the code. By counting cards and employing an intricate system of signals, the team can beat the casinos big-time. Seduced by the money, the Vegas lifestyle, and his smart and sexy teammate, Jill Taylor (Kate Bosworth), Ben begins to push the limits. Though counting cards isn't illegal, the stakes are high, and the challenge becomes not only keeping the numbers straight, but staying one step ahead of the casinos' menacing enforcer, Cole Williams. Based on a true story, ,many scenes were filmed in the area, including at the Quincy Center T-station.

"21 makes for some slick escapist fantasy. Even if, and because, the fantasy has its roots in something real." - Philadelphia Inquirer

Directed by Robert Luketic. Starring Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, and Kevin Spacey. Theatrically released in 2008. 123 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for some violence, and sexual content including partial nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero masks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

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

LEGO MovieThis original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

This movie is rated PG and runs for 101 minutes.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Concert on the Lawn: Andy and Judy Daigle
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Andy and JudyAndy and Judy Daigle have been singing together since 2009. It’s a duo built upon common ground. Each draw from a wealth of experience they received while singing with various choruses and choirs throughout their lives. Their musical interests range from “old-timey” traditional songs right through the folk music stalwarts such as John Prine, Bob Dylan, Ian and Sylvia, and Townes Van Zandt. As folk singer/songwriters they have been able to explore many different genres and facets of folk music as well as country music. It has been described as "folk with a country flavor". They effectively use the guitar and mandolin to set the mood and character of each song. In addition, their performances are highlighted by the quality of their vocal work, each individually and joined together with beautiful harmonies. All of these musical elements are seamlessly presented in their three CDs. Learn more at their site.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Friday August 7, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes, weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 8, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 10, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero Capes

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy- Hercules
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

herculesAfter Zeus fights and sends the Titans to the underworld, he becomes the ruler of Mount Olympus, home of all Greek gods. Hades is sent to rule the underworld, but he makes plans to throw Zeus out of Mount Olympus with the Titans' help. The three Fates warn him that his plans would be endangered if Hercules, Zeus newborn child, is still around by the time he tries to take over Mount Olympus. Hades sends Pain and Panic to turn Hercules into a mortal and kill him, but they fail in their attempt and leave him on earth with his divine strength to be raised as a human. Hercules grows up but later learns he is the son of gods, and in order to return to Mt. Olympus he must turn into a "true hero". He is trained by Phil the satyr and becomes the most famous hero in ancient Greece after battling monsters of all kinds. He even saves Mt. Olympus from Hade's take-over, but he only becomes a god again after he offers to exchange his life in order to save Meg, his love, from Hades' underworld and shows that a true hero must have a strong heart and not only physical strength.

This movie is rated G and runs for 90 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday August 11, 2015
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Stuffed Animal Superheroes
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children ages 2 and older, accompanied by an adult are invited to stop by the main library children’s room anytime between 10:00 am and noon to create a superhero costume for a stuffed animal, doll or other toy. Bring along your favorite toy and turn them into a superhero.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero capes

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Summer Reading:Superhero Fashion Show Selfies
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Come dressed as your favorite superhero and face off in our marvelous fashion show. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Children Book Group- H.I.V.E.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

hiveOtto Malpense may only be thirteen years old, but so far he has managed to run the orphanage where he lives, and he has come up with a plan clever enough to trick the most powerful man in the country. He is the perfect candidate to become the world's next supervillain. 

That is why he ends up at H.I.V.E. the Higher Institute of Villainous Education, handpicked to become a member of the incoming class. And, as master of mischief Otto soon discovers, here the slickest of young tricksters, thieves, and hackers have been brought against their will to be trained as the next generation of supervillains. Otto and his friends refuse to be held prisoner at the institution and develop a scheme to escape, but they must defeat the all-seeing computer system, a seemingly undefeatable assassin in black, and a giant carnivorous plant to succeed. 

Copies of the book,  H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden will be available for pick up in the Children’s Room beginning July 14th.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tiny Houses!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

tiny houseFirst came urban chicken coops, then food trucks. The latest trend to test city zoning laws? Tiny houses built on trailer beds. Learn all about this new trend in minimalist, environmentally conscious living from one of the experts, Christopher Page. Chris built his own tiny house with his own hands and is lecturing widely about this movement. Learn more here.

The tiny house movement is a growing phenomenon which taps into issues of sustainability, minimalism and economic freedom. While not for everyone, more and more people are considering the option of downsizing their possessions and living in a smaller space. Chris Page built a 210 square foot tiny house during the second half of 2014 and has been living in it since then. His talk will cover some general information about the movement and his process of building and living in his house. There will be ample time for questions both during and after the presentation."

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 12, 2015
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Superhero Cookies: Ages 7+ Registration Required
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 7 and older are invited to join Miss Lori for a super sweet morning decorating cookies and other superhero treats. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

WOW! Miss Lori had so many cookie decorators last month that we have had to make this a registered program to be sure there will be enough cookies to go around.  Registration begins on Saturday, August 1.  Use the Register button below (button will appear on August 1), call the Children's Department at 617-376-2411 or stop by the library to register.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Economic Empowerment with Quincy Girl Scouts
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg has added the Quincy's Girl Scout's to her Economic Empowerment Tour of the Commonwealth.

30 Quincy Girl Scouts will join Treasurer Goldberg in a site-visit to hear about how the girls are learning about money through thier badge earning activities.

Girls will range from 6th grade-12th grade.

This year, Quincy Girl Scout's were recognized for achieving the #1 Cookie Sales in the whole state!Cookie Program allows girls real-world opportunities to manage money, become ethical and reliable entrepreneurs, set goals, meet deadlines, work well with others, and understand customers. Girl Scouts of America has a "Having it All," resource by the Girl Scout Research Institute. It is a great resource for adults for tips on how parents can play a powerful role in filling knowledge and skill gaps by having discussions with their daughters about money and finances.

 

CONTACT: Leanne Fay    617-367-9333 x613    lfay@tre.state.ma.us
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero capes

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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PJ Storytime for ages 2-5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Storyteller Denise Shaver presents a pajama storytimes designed especially for children ages 2-5 and their parents.  

Join Miss Denise for stories rhymes and songs. This six week program is designed for adults and children to enjoy stories and songs as a family. 

This is a great time for you and your children to sing, dance, listen and talk with each other.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 13, 2015
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Live Reptiles @Wollaston
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

reptilesReptiles are one of the most misunderstood and feared groups in the animal kingdom.

They are the subject of numerous fantastic tales and myths. To help dispel these fables New England Reptile and Raptor Exhibits presents the Reptile Show.

Learn about the natural history, biology, adaptations, habitats, and more when you meet live amphibians, snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, and crocodilians.

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

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: Chappie
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie still In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

"This hugely entertaining oddity could never be mistaken for the work of any other filmmaker. " - Time Out London

Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Starring Anri Du Toit, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Ninja, Sharlto Copley, and Sigourney Weaver. Theatrically released in 2015. 120 Minutes; Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Superhero capes

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

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

movie still In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

"This hugely entertaining oddity could never be mistaken for the work of any other filmmaker. " - Time Out London

Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Starring Anri Du Toit, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Ninja, Sharlto Copley, and Sigourney Weaver. Theatrically released in 2015. 120 Minutes; Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 14, 2015
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes, weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Superhero Training Camp
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Jungle JimJoin Jungle Jim for this high energy interactive show as he leads children ages 3-10  through the rigors of what it takes to be a true superhero!

Jungle Jim challenges the audience to see if they have what it takes to be a hero. This program captures their attention by turning patrons into superheroes themselves. The show progresses to talk about the heroes in our daily lives. What is it about them that makes them heroes? Who are the heroes in the children’s lives?

As a reward for the children completing their big challenge, Jungle Jim will meet his toughest challenge and attempt to climb inside of a 6-foot balloon!

This program will take place rain or shine in case of bad weather we will move inside to the large meeting room.

 

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Saturday August 15, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Monday August 17, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spidey's web

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy- Sleeping Beauty
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

sleeping beautyWhen a new princess is born to King Stefan and his wife, the entire kingdom rejoices. At a ceremony, three good fairies - Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather - bestow gifts of magic on the child. But an evil sorceress named Maleficent shows up, and because of a rude remark by Merryweather, she places a curse on the princess - that she will die before sunset on her 16th birthday after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel's spindle. Merryweather turns things around by casting a spell that will allow the princess - named Aurora - to awake from an ageless sleep with a kiss from her true love. On her 16th birthday Aurora meets Prince Phillip and falls in love. Maleficent manages to kidnap the Prince and her horrible prophecy is fulfilled when she tricks Aurora into pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and falling asleep. The Prince soon finds himself up against Maleficent's army of brutes, and the power of Maleficent's evil spells. Is the Prince strong enough to withstand the powers of the evil sorceress?

This movie is rated G and runs for 75 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday August 18, 2015
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Activated Story Theatre
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

ActivatedThe Activated Story Theatre presents two heroic tales with a fully activated story theater performance of “Anansi Goes Fishing” and “Davy Crockett” a tall tale from the United States. 

The original "spiderman", Anansi the beloved hero of many African folktales gets his way by cunning and cleverness. This story includes brief retellings of "Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock" and "Anansi and the Story Box".

Davy Crockett was a genuine historical figure who was also a genuine storyteller, He became a legend largely through the extremely tall tales he told. In this rendition we also bring you Sally-Ann-Thunder-Ann-Whirlwind Crockett who wins Davy’s heart at barn dance and wrestles alligators with her bare hands.

As always this high energy duo will have the audience in stitches as Mr. Turtle tricks cunning Anansi into doing all the work and the giant book stage transports us into Davy Crockett’s imagination. 

Would you like a special role in the show? A dozen children ages 6 and older will be chosen to attend a preshow rehearsal/workshop at 10:00 am to learn their parts.  If your child is interested in performing please register.

If you have never seen the Activated Storytellers you are in for a treat.  This program is for children ages 4 and older accompanied by an adult. No registration is required for the audience.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spidey's web

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teen Summer Reading:Superhero vs. Villain's Scavenger Hunt
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Follow the clues to be the first Superhero/Villain to claim the prize. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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D & D Adventures - The Forgotten Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Be a dungeon-delving hero in this introduction to the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition rules.

Participants will use pre-built characters and work together to explore a dungeon leading to a lost library full of powerful tomes. Discover the Secrets of Tokra: The Forbidden Library.

This one hour program for children ages 10 and older requires no prior knowledge of D&D rules and will be a self-contained adventure. Did you play in July and want to play again?  Come on in this will be an all new adventure in the Forbidden Library.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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WWII U-Boats in the Caribbean
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book coverAs we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, we continue to learn about the war's far-reaching impact. Winston Churchill recognized in his memoirs, "The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-Boat peril." His fears would be realized in the Caribbean. By the end of the war the Germans had sunk four hundred merchant ships in the Caribbean while only loosing 17 U-boats. Ligia Domenech, a history profressor in the Global Studies Department at Northern Essex Community College, wrote the definitive account of the German U-boat blockage in the Caribbean and will present her most interesting findings to us.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Ligia Domenech has a B.A. in Social Work, a Master in Puerto Rican and Caribbean Studies and a Ph.D. in History. Since 2001 she has taught history, humanities and social sciences and even spent three months as an at-sea professor in a US Coast Guard cutter on patrol. At present she is an Assistant Professor at Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts. In 2007 she published her first book on the transition from populism to technocracy in Puerto Rico and since then has published chapters in two other books. Dr. Domenech recently finished her second book: “Imprisoned in the Caribbean: The 1942 German U-boat Blockade”, a thorough study about life in the Caribbean during World War II, and came back from an Institute in India. She has lived both in Argentina and in the United States, where she moved in September 2011.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 19, 2015
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LEGO Building @Wollaston
1:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Stop by the Wollaston branch library all day for free-play LEGO building. Grab some LEGO bricks and build a boat, a spaceship, a double-decker couch - anything you want, then toss them back and try to make something else.

LEGOs must be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children. 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spidey's web

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday August 20, 2015
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston -- Mystery Science
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring your preschooler in to the Wollaston Branch to try out some mystery science activities. Examine your finger prints and shoe prints, test your memory, try some color chromatography and more! Drop in any time between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m and help your child be a junior science detective!

Looking for more science to do at home check out these science posts from our blog.

 

 

 

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Matinee Film: McFarland, USA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie still Inspired by the 1987 true story, novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school.

"A cross-cultural charmer, an endearing true story told with intelligence and warmth by director Niki Caro (2002's Whale Rider)." - USA Today

Directed by Niki Caro. Starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello. Theatrically released in 2015. 129 Minutes; Rated PG for thematic material, some violence and language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Spidey's web

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

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

movie still Inspired by the 1987 true story, novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school.

"A cross-cultural charmer, an endearing true story told with intelligence and warmth by director Niki Caro (2002's Whale Rider)." - USA Today

Directed by Niki Caro. Starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello. Theatrically released in 2015. 129 Minutes; Rated PG for thematic material, some violence and language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 21, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes, weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teen Summer Reading: Final Party
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Turn in your Bingo sheets and enjoy our final party as we raffle off this summer's prizes. This program is for teens only.

CONTACT: Kerri Darcy    617-376-1310    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 22, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 24, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Back to School Bookmarks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy- Incredibles
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Incredibles (movie)Mr. Incredible is a superhero; or he used to be, until a surge of lawsuits against superheroes submitted by the people they've saved forced the government to hide them in witness protection programs so they could lead normal, anonymous lives. Now known exclusively by his secret identity, Bob Parr, he lives with his wife Helen, formerly Elastigirl, and their three children Violet, Dash, and Jack Jack. He works as an insurance claims specialist, and he's fed up with his pushy boss and his immoral profession, but his wife's worked too hard to build a normal life for her family to abide his nostalgia for heroism. When Mr. Incredible's offered the chance to play the role of hero again by a mysterious informant, he jumps at the opportunity, but when it turns out to be a trap set by an old nemesis he had a hand in corrupting, the whole family must reveal themselves to save Mr. Incredible and countless innocents.

This movie is rated PG and runs for 115 minutes.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Tuesday August 25, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @Adams Shore
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Back to School Bookmarks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Teddy Bear Storytime @North Quincy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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WAR IS OVER: Boston Harbor before and after WWII
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come learn about how the Boston Harbor Islands were used for military purposes during WWII. Harbor mines and submarine nets will be discussed as well as the many military installations and forts that no longer exist. Ever heard of Ft. Revere, Ft.Banks, Ft.Heath, Ft.Dawes, and Ft.Duvall? These are just a few forts that have passed out of the memory of many people. We will discuss several of the fort structures from that era that still remain in the harbor. Learn what happened to the the forts with the end of WWII and how that impacted the Boston Harbor Islands & the harbor in general.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday August 26, 2015
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ Wollaston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Back to School Bookmarks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Children's Talent Show
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you sing, dance, play an instrument or have another talent you would like to demonstrate? 

All ages welcome to watch the show but you must be ages 4 – 13 to perform. If you would like to perform you must sign up in advance and space is limited so that each person will have enough time to perform.

Registration for performers begins Wednesday, July 1st stop by or call the children’s room at 617-376-2411.   Audience members of all ages are welcome.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday August 27, 2015
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Matinee Film: 5 Flights Up
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillForty years ago, artist Alex Carver (Morgan Freeman) bought a run-down apartment in a sketchy part of Brooklyn with his wife, schoolteacher Ruth (Diane Keaton). Today, their neighborhood is now very hip and their apartment worth a small fortune. The now-retired Ruth and Alex haven’t changed – they are still as much in love as ever. But they have let Ruth’s niece Lily (Cynthia Nixon), a real estate agent, list their property to see what the market might bear. On the eve of their open house, the Brooklyn Bridge is rumored to be under a terrorist attack, sending the media into a frenzy and people’s attitudes about living in New York. Closer to home, Dorothy, the Carver’s beloved dog, is suddenly having trouble walking. While Dorothy is having expensive treatment at the vet, Ruth convinces Alex to go apartment hunting in Manhattan, where they miraculously come across an ideal place they might actually be able to afford. As the world around them seems to mirror their own chaos and confusion, Ruth and Alex realize the same bond of love that has kept them together all these years will allow them to see their way through this crazy weekend as well.

"What a pleasure to see a simple, finely tuned dramedy about real adults with real emotions in a real-life situation." - Los Angeles Times

Directed by Richard Loncraine. Starring Cynthia Nixon, Diane Keaton, and Morgan Freeman. Theatrically released in 2015. 92 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for language and some nude images.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Art to Go Drop in Crafts @ North Quincy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

art to go exampleArt-to-go is a 9 week series of drop in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult’s help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch.  

Children up to age 8, accompanied by an adult,  are invited to drop in any time between 2:00- 4:00 pm to make this week’s craft, Back to School Bookmarks

Due to space limitations we can not accomodate camp groups at this program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore- Big Hero 6
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Big Hero 6When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax in Disney Animation's adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series.

This movie is rated PG and runs for 102 minutes ou would like to demonstrate? 


 
CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: 5 Flights Up
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillForty years ago, artist Alex Carver (Morgan Freeman) bought a run-down apartment in a sketchy part of Brooklyn with his wife, schoolteacher Ruth (Diane Keaton). Today, their neighborhood is now very hip and their apartment worth a small fortune. The now-retired Ruth and Alex haven’t changed – they are still as much in love as ever. But they have let Ruth’s niece Lily (Cynthia Nixon), a real estate agent, list their property to see what the market might bear. On the eve of their open house, the Brooklyn Bridge is rumored to be under a terrorist attack, sending the media into a frenzy and people’s attitudes about living in New York. Closer to home, Dorothy, the Carver’s beloved dog, is suddenly having trouble walking. While Dorothy is having expensive treatment at the vet, Ruth convinces Alex to go apartment hunting in Manhattan, where they miraculously come across an ideal place they might actually be able to afford. As the world around them seems to mirror their own chaos and confusion, Ruth and Alex realize the same bond of love that has kept them together all these years will allow them to see their way through this crazy weekend as well.

"What a pleasure to see a simple, finely tuned dramedy about real adults with real emotions in a real-life situation." - Los Angeles Times

Directed by Richard Loncraine. Starring Cynthia Nixon, Diane Keaton, and Morgan Freeman. Theatrically released in 2015. 92 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for language and some nude images.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday August 28, 2015
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Storytelling at the Farmer's Market
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join us each week at the Farmer's Market for some stories and rhymes, weather permitting.

The market is set up in the Courthouse Parking lot.  Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.

This is only one of dozens of library programs this summer. Stop by to pick up a calendar or check our website for details.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Construction Zone
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stop by any time between 2:00 and 4:00 pm and build. Check out our newest construction toy Strawbees! Using just Strawbee connectors and straws you can build all kinds of things.  Watch this video to see how they work.  Strawbees work best for school age children and teens, for our youngest engineers we will have wooden blocks and other simple building toys.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday August 29, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday August 31, 2015
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Children's Movie Matinee @North Quincy- Toy Story 3
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

topy story 3Toy Story 3 welcomes back Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in …daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the Great Escape get underway. A few new faces join the adventure, including Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o-Huggin’ Bear.

This movie is rated G and runs for 103 minutes.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 3, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday September 4, 2015
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Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT: Leah McLean    617.276.7897    leah.mclean@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday September 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Sunday September 6, 2015
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Monday September 7, 2015
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Thursday September 10, 2015
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Curriculum and Instructional Design for ESOL Teachers
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Full Description:

An effective ESOL curriculum for adult learners is based on their goals and interests and is relevant to their lives as family members, working people, and participants in their communities. The lessons derived from a responsive and engaging ESOL curriculum provide opportunities for learners to practice and use new language in preparation for use outside the classroom. In this workshop, we  focus on using a learner-driven curriculum design process to review program goals, develop curriculum scope and sequence, and make connections to both the ESOL Curriculum Framework and the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. Activities include hands-on practice with developing contextualized thematic curriculum units that allow students to demonstrate learning and progress related to their personal, academic, and employment goals. Instructional resources and materials are shared to minimize the need to “reinvent the wheel.”

 
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday September 11, 2015
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Small Business Tax Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Designed for the new business owner. Topics discussed include income, sales and payroll taxes.

CONTACT: Brian Lynch    617 887 5332     lynchb@dor.state.ma.us
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday September 12, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 14, 2015
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We Are Market Basket
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We are Market Basket book coverThe Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement That Saved a Beloved Business. A presentation by Grant Welker

What if a company were so treasured and trusted that people literally took to the streets—by the thousands—to save it? That company is popular New England supermarket chain Market Basket. After long-time CEO Arthur T. Demoulas was ousted by his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas, the company's managers and rank-and-file workers struck back. Risking their own livelihoods to restore the job of their beloved boss they walked out, but they didn't walk far. At huge protest rallies, they were joined by loyal customers—leaving stores empty. Suppliers and vendors stopped deliveries—rendering shelves bare. Politicians were forced to take sides. The national media and experts were stunned by the unprecedented defense of an executive. All openly challenged the Market Basket board of directors to make things right. And, in the end, they prevailed.

Learn from firsthand accounts from the streets and executive suites what is it about Market Basket and its leader that provokes such ferocious loyalty. How does a company spread across three states maintain a culture that embraces everyone—from cashier to customer—as family? Can a company really become an industry leader by prioritizing stakeholders over shareholders?

Set against a backdrop of bad blood and corporate greed, We Are Market Basket is, above all, a page-turner that chronicles the epic rise, fall, and redemption of this iconic and uniquely American company. Come hear all about it from the author who covered the Market Basket story from the start as a reporter for the Lowell Sun. Books will be available to purchase afterward.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 17, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 19, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 21, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday September 22, 2015
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Primary Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Primary Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 23, 2015
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Discover Historic New England: the USS Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

History lecture by Bob Begin

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 24, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 26, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 28, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 29, 2015
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Crime by the Book: Murder & Mayhem in Boston
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

book jacketBoston's history is checkered with violence and heinous crimes. In 1845, a woman lured into prostitution was murdered at the hands of her jealous lover who used sleepwalking as his defense at trial. A leg was found floating along the Boston Harbor, wrapped in a burlap bag that would later be connected to a woman who was brutally murdered and dismembered by her handyman. In the 1970s, a string of seemingly unconnected murders led to a killer who became known as the Giggler. Our favorite crime historian Christopher Daley recently published a book exploring the tragic events that turned peaceful Boston neighborhoods into disturbing crime scenes and is coming to the library to share his awesome fascinating perspectives on these true local crimes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 1, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 3, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday October 6, 2015
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Go Places @your library: Iran
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

IRAN - Persian Glory and Islamic Revolution

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 7, 2015
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The Art of Teaching
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This 10-hour course, 9 hours face-to-face with one hour of follow-up, is required of all teaching staff new to ABE. During this course, practitioners will explore many facets of teaching in adult education programs funded by DESE such as: who are our adult learners and what are their goals and challenges, how to foster a critically reflective practice, effective teaching approaches, and adult learning theories. We will also review the five elements of lesson planning required by ACLS, including how to write learning objectives that align with the CCRSAE and MA ESOL Curriculum Frameworks, planning for a variety of classroom activities and teaching strategies, and incorporating a variety of assessments. Attendance at both days is required. Must have successfully completed the online course "Overview of the ABE Field” to register for this course.
 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 8, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday October 15, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 17, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 19, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday October 20, 2015
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Discover Historic New England: Trading with China
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In early May, a rare early nineteenth-century Chinese ivory pagoda arrived at the Quincy House to act as a stand-in for the Quincy family’s pagoda, which is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Quincy has a long history of trading with China. quincy pagodaCome learn more from historian Doug Stewart.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 21, 2015
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The Art of Teaching
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This 10-hour course, 9 hours face-to-face with one hour of follow-up, is required of all teaching staff new to ABE. During this course, practitioners will explore many facets of teaching in adult education programs funded by DESE such as: who are our adult learners and what are their goals and challenges, how to foster a critically reflective practice, effective teaching approaches, and adult learning theories. We will also review the five elements of lesson planning required by ACLS, including how to write learning objectives that align with the CCRSAE and MA ESOL Curriculum Frameworks, planning for a variety of classroom activities and teaching strategies, and incorporating a variety of assessments. Attendance at both days is required. Must have successfully completed the online course "Overview of the ABE Field” to register for this course.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 22, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 24, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 26, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 29, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 31, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 2, 2015
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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BUSY
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday November 3, 2015
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Final Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Final Election Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 5, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 7, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 9, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Tuesday November 10, 2015
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Think Global, Play Local: the impact of World Music in the US
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy's favorite music historian returns with a series exploring musical traditions around the world and their impact on popular music here in the states. Each session will focus on specific part of the world and its musical traditions.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 12, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 14, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday November 17, 2015
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Think Global, Play Local: the impact of World Music in the US
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy's favorite music historian returns with a series exploring musical traditions around the world and their impact on popular music here in the states. Each session will focus on specific part of the world and its musical traditions.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday November 18, 2015
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The Art of Teaching
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This 10-hour course, 9 hours face-to-face with one hour of follow-up, is required of all teaching staff new to ABE. During this course, practitioners will explore many facets of teaching in adult education programs funded by DESE such as: who are our adult learners and what are their goals and challenges, how to foster a critically reflective practice, effective teaching approaches, and adult learning theories. We will also review the five elements of lesson planning required by ACLS, including how to write learning objectives that align with the CCRSAE and MA ESOL Curriculum Frameworks, planning for a variety of classroom activities and teaching strategies, and incorporating a variety of assessments. Attendance at both days is required. Must have successfully completed the online course "Overview of the ABE Field” to register for this course.

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 19, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 21, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday November 24, 2015
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Think Global, Play Local: the impact of World Music in the US
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy's favorite music historian returns with a series exploring musical traditions around the world and their impact on popular music here in the states. Each session will focus on specific part of the world and its musical traditions.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday November 28, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

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

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

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

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday December 1, 2015
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Think Global, Play Local: the impact of World Music in the US
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Quincy's favorite music historian returns with a series exploring musical traditions around the world and their impact on popular music here in the states. Each session will focus on specific part of the world and its musical traditions.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday December 3, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 5, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday December 10, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 12, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 14, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday December 17, 2015
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Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 19, 2015
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

BOOKSTORE HOURS

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
Remind Me about this Event
Monday December 28, 2015
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

Sign up in person starting at 6:15. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday January 11, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Monday February 8, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday March 14, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday April 11, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday May 9, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday June 13, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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