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Monday September 1, 2014 - Wednesday December 31, 2014
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Expanded Branch Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Starting September 1, each branch library is now open an extra four hours every week. The new branch hours are:?

  • Adams Shore (519 Sea St): Monday 1-9, Tuesday 9-5, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 1-5
  • North Quincy (381 Hancock St):  Monday 1-5, Tuesday 1-9, Wednesday & Thursday 1-5, Saturday 9-1
  • Wollaston (41 Beale St): Monday & Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 1-9, Thursday 9-5
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Wednesday October 1, 2014 - Friday October 31, 2014
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Exhibit: Transition and Divertimentos
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

art sampleThroughout the month of October we are proud to present Transition and Divertimentos, original artwork by Alexandra Jordankova.  

Hailing from Boston, MA, Alexandra Jordankova is a visual artist and graphic designer with a particular fondness for abstract landscapes and immersive textures. Her work is eclectic and diverse, yet her will to experiment with different materials and creative process acts as a common thread-line, as the instinct and emotional eloquence of her artworks is often the forefront.

Born in former Czechoslovakia, Alexandra has always been fascinated by art, a passion that led her from early watercolors and tempera paintings to formal education and training in fine arts. In spite of a momentary lapse (Alexandra was focusing on getting her PhD in psychology), art took back the main spot in her life. Alexandra is now a SMFA certified Graphic Designer, professional artists and media creator, with a particular focus on abstractionism and photography. Find out more and browse through an extensive and wildly diverse portfolio of works: http://www.fineartbyalexandra.com

A reception with the artist will be held in the Coletti Reading Room on Saturday, October 4 from 2-4 p.m.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Wednesday October 1, 2014
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Good Will Hunting
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

Directed by Gus Van Sant. Starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Robin Williams. Theatrically released in 1997. 127 Minutes; Rated R for strong language, including some sex-related dialogue.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Afternoon Explorers @Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This is a five week series of 45 minute programs for children ages 6-8.  The theme of this session is Trickster Tales

Travel around teh world through trickster tales from five different countries.  We'll read about why emus can't fly, how Anansi the spider tricks his friends, a fiery-haired troll named Loki, Punia who tricked teh sharks and a trickster named Quwi who's a guinea pig from South America.

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

Beginning Tuesday, September 9th register by clicking the Register button below. You may also stop by the Wollaston Branch Library, 41 Beale St. or call 617-376-1330 Monday- Thursday from 1:00 -5:00 pm.  

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Literacy Tutor Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 2, 2014
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on  October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Beginning Tuesday,September 9th register by clicking the Register button below, stopping by the Main Library Children's Room or calling 617-376-2411.    

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Godzilla (2014)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillThe world’s most revered monster is reborn in a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

"This is a movie of tremendous visual daring, magnificent special-effects work and surprising moral gravity." - Salon.com

Directed by Gareth Edwards. Starring Aaron Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, and Sally Hawkins. Theatrically released in 2014. 123 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday October 3, 2014
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday October 4, 2014
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Music and Movement with Rubi for ages 0-4
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Sing and dance with Rubi Lichauco! 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 required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Publicc Library.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Art Exhibit Reception
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Monday October 6, 2014
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Literacy Tutor Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Night Owls Book Club for grades 3-4
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

This year we will be reading some great books and even making some books ourselves.   Because it is our first meeting of the year there is no book to be read for this meeting, join us to meet your fellow Night Owls and let us know what you have been reading. At this meeting you will also pick up a copy of the book we will be discussing in November.

 

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 7, 2014
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 8, 2014
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Million Dollar Arm
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIn a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) concocts a scheme to find baseball's next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called "Million Dollar Arm." With the help of a cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout (Alan Arkin) he discovers Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma), two 18 year old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India - the boys, who have never left their rural villages - are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.

"Very funny underdog comedy that’s genuinely heartwarming and full of charm." - Empire

Directed by Craig Gillespie. Starring Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Madhur Mittal, Pitobash, and Suraj Sharma. Theatrically released in 2014. 124 Minutes; Rated PG for mild language and some suggestive content.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Literacy Tutor Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

New! Hands on Science for preschoolers

Drop by the Wollaston Branch Library on the second Wednesday of each month with your preschooler any time between 6:30 and 7:30 pm to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child. 

This month try out some science activities to explore your senses. Make an optical illusion, touch some mystery objects guess what they are and grab some ideas for taste and smell activities to do at home!

This program does not require registration.

CONTACT: Wollaston Branch    617-376-1330    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Thursday October 9, 2014
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Neighbors
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillA young couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

"There's a subtle wisdom to this screenplay that complements its exceedingly bad taste, small lessons among the laughs." - Tampa Bay Times

Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Starring Lisa Kudrow, Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen, and Zac Efron. Theatrically released in 2014. 96 Minutes; Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use throughout.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday October 10, 2014
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

The Light between Oceans by M.L. Stedman is a novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore. The debut of a stunning new voice in fiction-- a novel both heartbreaking and transcendent 

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday October 11, 2014
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Saturday Storytime with Diana Kane for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
 

Come join  Ms. Diana for 45 minutes of interactive stories, partner dances, playing in a band and singing together. This 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.

No registration is required

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 13, 2014
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Library Closed: Columbus Day
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Tuesday October 14, 2014
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Phoenix Book Club for grades 5-8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

This month we will be discussing World Travel  Take a trip to another country without leaving your home by reading a book set outside the United States. Children's books take place all over the world, in countries near and far. You might pick a historical fiction book set in Victorian Venice, Italy. You might pick a realistic fiction book set in South Africa. You might pick a fantasy book set in Thailand.

Find a book that takes you away from home and outside our borders and join us to talk about it.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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What's Cooking @your library: Feasting From our Local Farms
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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The Benefits of Eating Locally and Seasonally.

The modern movement of eating locally grown and raised seasonal fare has its roots deeply planted in our historic kitchens. Now, “eating locally” and “eating seasonally” have become fashionable terms. Join Creative Feast chef Liz Barbour as she explores our modern journey back to the local farm with a discussion about the benefits of buying local and eating within the season. Enjoy a slide presentation and cooking demonstration of recipes featuring locally harvested seasonal ingredients and sample the distinct flavors of your local harvest. Farm fresh ingredients never tasted so good! Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two recipes and samples for all to taste.

Pre-registration is required so we can make sure we have enough food for everyone to get a taste.

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started The Creative Feast in 2004. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine. 

Liz shares her skills as a working chef and entertaining communicator, whose relaxed and humorous attitudes toward food demystify the cooking process. Sit back and watch while Liz prepares and presents exciting dishes for you and your friends to enjoy. Liz's professional experience includes working as a Chef (Grappa in Maynard), Chef and Manager (Barsamian’s in Cambridge), Catering Chef (Baker’s Best in Newton), Pastry Chef (The Inn At Harvard in Cambridge), and being a member of the James Beard Foundation in New York City.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 15, 2014
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The lunchbox
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillA mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an old man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Gradually, this fantasy threatens to overwhelm their reality. Critically acclaimed. In English and Hindi with subtitles.

"A delectable take on the hunger for connection. A film about the wheel of life, about what helps us cope with its turns and find our way in its unforgiving labyrinth." - Los Angeles Times

Directed by Ritesh Batra. Starring Irrfan Khan, Lillete Dubey, Nimrat Kaur, and Nowaz. Theatrically released in 2014. 104 minutes; Rated PG for thematic material and smoking.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Mayor's Housing Symposium
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mayor's Housing Symposium (details to follow).

CONTACT: Sean Glennon    617-376-1167    sglennon@quincyma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library Richardson Room
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Thursday October 16, 2014
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: The Lunchbox
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillA mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an old man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Gradually, this fantasy threatens to overwhelm their reality. Critically acclaimed. In English and Hindi with subtitles.

"A delectable take on the hunger for connection. A film about the wheel of life, about what helps us cope with its turns and find our way in its unforgiving labyrinth." - Los Angeles Times

Directed by Ritesh Batra. Starring Irrfan Khan, Lillete Dubey, Nimrat Kaur, and Nowaz. Theatrically released in 2014. 104 minutes; Rated PG for thematic material and smoking.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday October 17, 2014
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday October 18, 2014
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Health Matters @your library: Wellness Fair
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come to the library for a free, fun, healthy & helpful day. Meet with health care professionals from the following local organizations:

  • Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center
  • Manet Community Health Center
  • South Cove Community Health Center
  • Quincy Asian Resources
  • Quincy Medical Center
  • South Shore Elder Services
  • Tufts Medical Center Primary Care - Quincy
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • South Shore Mental Health
  • South Shore YMCA
  • South Shore Visiting Nurse Association
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • & More!
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 20, 2014
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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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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Literacy Tutor Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: Comfort Food
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the October session (Monday, October 20) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of most months. This month the theme is Comfort Food.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday October 21, 2014
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

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

New! Evening storytime for preschoolers

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

This month join us for some pre-Halloween fun.  We will feature some Not-So-Scary stories for 2-5 years, as well as songs, activities, and a simple Halloween Mask to make and take.  Feel free to wear your comfy jammies, and bring along your favorite bear.

No registration required. 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Discover Historic New England: The American Revolution, from a Brit's Perspective
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

empire at the edgeA lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war that few people welcomed but nobody could prevent. Come learn about an eye-opening study of the British view of the American Revolution and why they were crazy to fight it.

British author Nick Bunker (Empire on the Edge: How Britain came to fight America) visits as part of his short US tour. Educated at King's College, Cambridge and Columbia Universities, Bunker was a journalist for the Liverpool Echo and the Financial Times, and then an investment banker, chiefly with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. During his careers in journalism and finance he travelled widely in China, India, the former Soviet bloc and the United States. He now lives in Lincolnshire, England. Bunker’s previous book, Making Haste from Babylon: the Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World, received numerous accolades and was declared by the Washington Post as a “remarkable success”. This new book continues the author’s interest in the early relationship of America with English politics and culture. Copies of his book will be available to purchase at the event.

Co-sponsored by Quincy College, President's Speaker Series.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 22, 2014
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Edge of Tomorrow
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillLt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

"A star-driven mass-market entertainment that's smart, exciting and unexpected while not stinting on genre satisfactions." - Los Angeles Times

Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Bill Paxton, Emily Blunt, and Tom Cruise. Theatrically released in 2014. 113 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Literacy Tutor Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 23, 2014
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Jodorowsky's Dune
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillThe story of "the greatest movie never made": cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic, Dune.

"Frank Pavich’s fun documentary captures an unbowed, exuberant Jodorowsky, who recalls his team of “spiritual warriors” with the camaraderie of a battle-scarred veteran." - Time Out New York

"Had this ambitious head trip come to pass, it might've made Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" look like "Go, Dog. Go!"" - Chicago Tribune

Directed by Frank Pavich. Starring Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Chris Foss, Devin Faraci, Drew McWeeny, H.R. Giger, Michel Seydoux, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Richard Stanley. Theatrically released in 2013. 90 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday October 24, 2014
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Saturday October 25, 2014
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Saturday Storytime for ages 2-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Children's Librarian Cathy DeVeer fora  family storytime full of stories, songs rhymes and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 27, 2014
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Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 @North Quincy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Literacy Tutor Training
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday October 28, 2014
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Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

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

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

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  

CONTACT: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Historic New England: Salem, 1692- season of the witch
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Gallows Hill Cover with Rory O'Brien's Face

The Salem witch trials of 1692 is one of the most infamous, and least-understood, episodes in American history. Rory O'Brien, author of the novel Gallows Hill, lays out the story of what happened, separating fact from fiction.

Salem's licensed tour guide Rory O'Brien, author of the recently published novel, Gallows Hill (as well as four previous books on Rhode Island history) will present this fascinating and seasonally topical program, as well as have copies of his novel available to purchase afterward. Rory O'Brien grew up in New England, surrounded by books, history, and the long shadows of Poe, Hawthorne, and Lovecraft. He spent months haunting the streets of Salem, speaking with tourists, townies, witches, cops, and business owners. He spent a ridiculous amount of money in kitschy tourist attractions, read every guidebook he could get his hands on, and took every walking tour in town ... all in the name of research.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 29, 2014
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Small Business Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Designed for the newer small business ownwer to discuss related tax responsibilites.

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

movie stillA couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

"to end, featuring movie stars of the day that you just can't help but adore" - Kevin Carr

Directed by Leo McCarey. Starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson, and Cathleen Nesbitt. Theatrically released in 1957. 1 hour, 55 Minutes; Not Rated

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Choice Community Supports Halloween Party
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We are Choice Community Supports, Inc., a non-profit organization located in Quincy. We support population of developmentally disabled people and would like to invite them to our Annual Halloween Party, where they can participate in various games and interact with others. Costumes are welcomed but not required. 

We welcome anyone who would like to be part of our group this evening.

CONTACT: Monika Awramczuk    617-710-9273    mawramczuk@choicesupports.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday October 30, 2014
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Rock-a-bye baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.   

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Edge of Tomorrow
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillLt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

"A star-driven mass-market entertainment that's smart, exciting and unexpected while not stinting on genre satisfactions." - Los Angeles Times

Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Bill Paxton, Emily Blunt, and Tom Cruise. Theatrically released in 2014. 113 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday November 1, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday November 4, 2014
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 4.

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

Polling place for Ward 1 - Precinct 3.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday November 5, 2014
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Life of Crime
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillThe wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off a sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard.

"Schechter’s soul-scored film is impeccably styled for the time period, and its easy pacing reminds me of the gold standard for Leonard adaptations, “Out of Sight.”" - New York Post

Directed by Daniel Schechter. Starring Isla Fisher, Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Mark Boone Junior, Mos Def, Tim Robbins, and Will Forte. Theatrically released in 2014. 94 Minutes; Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Crime By the Book: Amateur Sleuths Solve Cold Cases
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

HalberThe police and media give little attention and often fail to ever solve mysteries when anonymous bodies are found. Thanks to the Internet, anyone with a computer, curiosity, patience, and a passion for justice can enter the dark world of missing persons and unsolved homicides. Come learn how such matches are made and learn about the growing cooperation between law enforcement and ordinary citizens whose persistence can sometimes crack the code in cold cases that have languished unresolved for years.

This program will be presented by Deborah Halber. A freelance journalist since 2004, her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, MIT Technology Review, the graphic news magazine Symbolia, and many university publications. She is the author of the recently published narrative nonfiction book, THE SKELETON CREW: HOW AMATEUR SLEUTHS ARE SOLVING AMERICA’S COLDEST CASES, and copies will be availble to purchase at the event. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the National Association of Science Writers, she lives near Boston in a house with a lot of former pets buried out back.

See http://deborahhalber.mit.edu/ for more information.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 6, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: Life of Crime
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillThe wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off a sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard.

"Schechter’s soul-scored film is impeccably styled for the time period, and its easy pacing reminds me of the gold standard for Leonard adaptations, “Out of Sight.”" - New York Post

Directed by Daniel Schechter. Starring Isla Fisher, Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Mark Boone Junior, Mos Def, Tim Robbins, and Will Forte. Theatrically released in 2014. 94 Minutes; Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday November 7, 2014
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday November 8, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 10, 2014
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Low Wage Workers Organizing: The Fight For 15 and a Union
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Low-wage workers are taking actions nationally fight for a living wage and for dignity on the job.  Hear the stories of these workers and what they've been doing.

CONTACT: Chris Persampieri    781-707-6710    cfpersampieri@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday November 11, 2014
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Library Closed: Veterans' Day
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Wednesday November 12, 2014
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BUSY
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday November 13, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: 22 Jump Street
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillAfter making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

"A hugely enjoyable shambles. It’s a comic deconstruction of that most useless of Hollywood artifacts — the blockbuster sequel — that refuses to take itself seriously on any level." - Boston Globe

Directed by Chris Miller. Starring Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Jonah Hill, Nick Offerman, and Peter Stormare. Theatrically released in 2014. 110 Minutes; Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday November 14, 2014
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

A brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel, A Tale for the Time Being from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki. In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century.

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

CONTACT: Julie Rines    617-376-1332    jrines@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Saturday November 15, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 17, 2014
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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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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: Side Dishes
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the November session (Monday, November 17) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of most months. This month the theme is Side Dishes.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday November 18, 2014
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What's Cooking @your library: New Traditions for Thanksgiving
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Liz Barbour stuffing a turkey

Learn the art of creating a Thanksgiving menu that is easy, artistic, and delicious. Liz will talk you through the best way to select and prepare turkey and demonstrate two of her favorite side dish recipes. Each recipe is designed to make your Thanksgiving preparation simple and carefree so you can enjoy feasting with your guests. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and samples. Note: This program includes a slide presentation of Liz's experience at a local neighbor’s turkey slaughter. No gore is included, but it does show folks the importance of the humane treatment of slaughtered animals.

Pre-registration is required so we can make sure we have enough food for everyone to get a taste.

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started The Creative Feast in 2004. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine. 

Liz shares her skills as a working chef and entertaining communicator, whose relaxed and humorous attitudes toward food demystify the cooking process. Sit back and watch while Liz prepares and presents exciting dishes for you and your friends to enjoy. Liz's professional experience includes working as a Chef (Grappa in Maynard), Chef and Manager (Barsamian’s in Cambridge), Catering Chef (Baker’s Best in Newton), Pastry Chef (The Inn At Harvard in Cambridge), and being a member of the James Beard Foundation in New York City.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday November 19, 2014
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Film & Discussion - America: Imagine a World Without Her
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Please join the John Birch Society for a screening and discussion of the recently released movie, "America: Imagine a World Without Her" based upon the book of the same name by Dinesh D'souza.

CONTACT: Robert Seeley    781 335 2300    yellowdinosaur@verizon.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday November 20, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 22, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 24, 2014
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday November 26, 2014
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Library Closed @ 5:00 p.m.: Thanksgiving
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Thursday November 27, 2014
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Library Closed: Thanksgiving
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Saturday November 29, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday December 2, 2014
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Discover Historic New England: 100 years of the Cape Cod Canal
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

100 years ago, the Cape Cod Canal became a reality. Discover what this waterway is all about, and how it became the engineering marvel you see today.

Join US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Samantha Gray as she reveals the rich history, unique features and modern day operations of the Cape Cod Canal.

The presentation will last approximately forty-five minutes and will be followed by time for questions and answers.

Presented in parternship with the Quincy Historical Society.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday December 4, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday December 5, 2014
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Booked for Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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Saturday December 6, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 8, 2014
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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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Cooking With Books @Adams Shore: Cookie Swap
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to come to the Annual Cookie Swap. This is part of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of most months. Get ideas for cookie recipes in some of our books.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library: Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Tuesday December 9, 2014
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What's Cooking @your library: Healthy Holiday Entertaining
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Liz Barbour

Preparing ahead so you can enjoy the party

Holiday entertaining can be stressful and calorie laden..but it doesn't need to be. Join Chef and cooking instructor Liz Barbour and learn how to plan a healthy menu that can include recipes that are prepared ahead and recipes that can be put together last minute with very little fuss. Liz will talk you through shopping lists, preparation task lists and the art of tweaking purchased items with your own personal touch so every dish looks amazing and tastes delicious. Liz's discussion is followed by a cooking demonstration of two of her favorite entertaining recipes. Each recipe is designed to make your holiday party preparation simple and carefree so you can enjoy feasting with your guests. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and samples.

Pre-registration is required so we can make sure we have enough food for everyone to get a taste.

Liz Barbour has been cooking professionally in the Boston area since 1992 and started The Creative Feast in 2004. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine.

Liz shares her skills as a working chef and entertaining communicator, whose relaxed and humorous attitudes toward food demystify the cooking process. Sit back and watch while Liz prepares and presents exciting dishes for you and your friends to enjoy. Liz's professional experience includes working as a Chef (Grappa in Maynard), Chef and Manager (Barsamian’s in Cambridge), Catering Chef (Baker’s Best in Newton), Pastry Chef (The Inn At Harvard in Cambridge), and being a member of the James Beard Foundation in New York City.

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 December 11, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday December 12, 2014
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian is a spellbinding novel of love, despair, and revenge—set in war-ravaged Tuscany

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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Quincy Community Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Everyone is welcome to participate to come and donate blood. 

CONTACT: Leah McLean    617.268.7459    leah.mclean@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday December 13, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Tuesday December 16, 2014
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Go Places @your Library: Extreme Adventures!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

GOING TO EXTREMES

An adventure travel journalist for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Huffington Post, Peter Mandel hunts his stories and photos in the world's far corners, including Antarctica, India, Egypt, Patagonia, the fjords of Norway, the mountain pathways of Japan, and the deserts of Africa. The author of ten books, he'll talk about his most extreme travel experiences--experiencing a coup in Ecuador, suiting up as a theme park character, sailing on an Arctic icebreaker, camping in the African bush, and kayaking to the Statue of Liberty--as well as about how adventure travel turns to prose on today's newspaper page.

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 December 18, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 6-8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 20, 2014
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Crane Library Bookstore Open 10-4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday December 24, 2014
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Library Closed @ 12:30 p.m.: Christmas Eve
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Thursday December 25, 2014
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Library Closed: Christmas
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Monday December 29, 2014
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Quincy Unplugged
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday December 31, 2014
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Library Closed @ 12:30 p.m.: New Year's Eve
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Thursday January 1, 2015
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Library Closed: New Year's Day
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Monday January 12, 2015
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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 January 19, 2015
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Library Closed: MLK Day
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Tuesday January 27, 2015
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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For four consecutive Tuesday nights this winter Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case brings a four-part series on popular music:

  • January 27: The birth of rock'n'roll
  • February 3: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • February 10: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • February 17: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday February 3, 2015
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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For four consecutive Tuesday nights this winter Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case brings a four-part series on popular music:

  • January 27: The birth of rock'n'roll
  • February 3: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • February 10: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • February 17: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday February 10, 2015
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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For four consecutive Tuesday nights this winter Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case brings a four-part series on popular music:

  • January 27: The birth of rock'n'roll
  • February 3: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • February 10: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • February 17: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 16, 2015
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Library Closed: Presidents Day
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Tuesday February 17, 2015
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Musical Notes: Rock & Roll History
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For four consecutive Tuesday nights this winter Quincy's favorite musical professor, Del Case brings a four-part series on popular music:

  • January 27: The birth of rock'n'roll
  • February 3: Rock in the 60's: The Stones, and Beatles, and the Dead
  • February 10: Forty years of rock: progressive, alternative, indie, and metal
  • February 17: Soul, Funk, and Hip-hop: 1965 to today
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday February 23, 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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Monday March 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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Sunday April 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Easter
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Monday April 13, 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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Monday April 20, 2015
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Library Closed: Patriots Day
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Monday May 11, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Monday May 25, 2015
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Library Closed: Memorial Day
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Monday June 8, 2015
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Friday July 3, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Saturday July 4, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Sunday July 5, 2015
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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