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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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Tuesday September 2, 2014 - Tuesday September 30, 2014
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Exhibit: Imagine
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

art sampleThroughout the month of September we are proud to present Imagine, original artwork by Sandrine Colson-Inam.  

"Imagine" is an exhibit by Sandrine Colson-Inam (aka Sanya). In this exhibit, Sanya invites her viewers to see the invisible out of her work; to make up their own stories and let their mind imagine the end of stories her mixed media or paintings are starting for them. In this series Sanya expresses her personal ideas about emotional expression, resulting in richly textured abstract canvases in various color schemes that incorporate mixed-media elements. The compositions are abstract and emotional, referencing natural forms and movement, filled with bright paint swirls of color, playful paper cut-outs, and three-dimensional objects.

A reception with the artist will be held in the Coletti Reading Room on Saturday, September 13 from 2-4 p.m.

Sandrine Colson-Inam signs her work as Sanya. Born in Provence, France, she is a world traveler and has visited many countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. She lived in France: Bandol, Marseille, Paris; Red Bank (NJ), Chicago (IL), and now resides in Boston. Her work has been exhibited in many places and galleries throughout New England as well as in Paris (France). Her studio is based in Concord, MA. She studied Physics and Material Science in Paris (France) and obtained a Ph.D. in Ceramics Science and Engineering from Rutgers University. She is presently a part-time Math and Physics teacher, focusing on mastering her art as a painter, mixed media and jewelry artist. She has worked in various corporate companies and schools. Visit her web site for additional information.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1301    
LOCATION: Main Library Coletti Reading Room (first floor)
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Monday September 15, 2014 - Friday September 19, 2014
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International Dot Day
9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Celebrate creativity with Peter Reynold's The Dot on International Dot Day Monday, September 15th and all  week.

Art supplies will be available in all the children's rooms, stop by and create a piece of art. 

Don't forget  to read the story of The Dot on the Main Library Children's Room windows as you walk along the covered walkway.

There will also be a special dot themed Teddy Bear Storytime at the North Quincy branch Tuesday evening at 6:30.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 18, 2014
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Job Fair
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Find out about job openings
  • Meet potential employers
  • Dress professionally & bring a plenty of resumes!
  • Career Center Members: Bring your ID number

Save the date. The following employers have already committed to attending. When additional employers are secured they will be added to this list until the day of the event, so watch this posting for updates.

  • AFLAC
  • Anodyne
  • Combined Insurance
  • Domino’s
  • Eliot Community Services
  • EOS CCA
  • Express Pros
  • Hannaford Supermarket
  • Labor Ready
  • LYFT
  • Macy’s
  • Road to Responsibility
  • Robert Half
  • Sears
  • Soma Intimates
  • Target
  • US Post Office
  • And more to be announced

Sponsored by the Quincy Career Center

CONTACT: Quincy Career Center    617-745-4069    riacobucci@pqcc.org
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: Divergent
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillIn a world where the population is divided into factions by personality types, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is classified as Divergent. When she uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents, she teams with the mysterious Four (Theo James) to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them. Kate Winslet also stars in this action thriller adapted from the novel by Veronica Roth, and directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless).

"Director Neil Burger has crafted a popcorn flick that’s leaner, more propulsive and more satisfying than the bestseller that inspired it." - Washington Post

Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, and Theo James. Theatrically released in 2014. 140 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday September 20, 2014
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Boy Scouts Sign Up
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Get signed up for scouting.

CONTACT: Diane Trubiano    617-653-6121    d.trubiano@verizon.net
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 September 22, 2014
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Mini-Med School with Tufts Medical Center: Diabetes
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come to a “Mini Med School” Lecture at the library. Dr. Guo Moran, from Tufts, will be presenting on diabetes education and answer any medical questions that participants bring. Dr. Moran is bilingual (English & Mandarin) and will provide simultaneous translation as needed.

Sponsored by Tufts Medical Center Primary Care, Quincy.

 

CONTACT: Carissa Milley    781.664.6155    cmilley@neqca.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Go Places @your Library: Take a Hike!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Step into the wild. Explore places outside your comfort zones and figure out how to go after what really makes you come alive. That's exactly what Wendy Johnston did last year when she hiked the entire 2,700 mile Pacific Crest Trail from the US/Mexican border to the Canadian border through California, Oregon, and Washington (the same trail that Cheryl Strayed wrote about in her book "Wild"). She also hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 2009, has hiked the enitre Colorado Trail, and done long hikes on other continents. Come to the library and learn about her experiences on the trail and see some fabulous pictures she's taken of the wilderness.

Come be inspired. Many of the lessons Wendy learned on the trail are universal principles, which apply to all human beings- not just backpackers. On the trail, away from the external stimuli that we are constantly surrounded by Wendy found space to focus internally, listen closely, and receive lessons that take much longer to learn in the busy world that we live in.

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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Tuesday September 23, 2014
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Boy Scouts Sign Up
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get signed up for scouting.

CONTACT: Diane Trubiano    617-653-6121    d.trubiano@verizon.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday September 24, 2014
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Toastmasters Speech Contest
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Come here pre-qualified Toastmasters Speech Contest preliminary winners compete to see who can give the best speech and move on to the next level in the competition.

CONTACT: Daniel Wallace    617-780-1714    Daniel.J.Wallace@comcast.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday September 25, 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: They Came Together
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

movie stillWhen Joel and Molly meet, it's hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant. But then right at the end...well you'll just have to see.

"Thanks to a smart screenplay, direction that perfectly captures the tone of modern rom-coms and two of the most engaging comedic leads working in movies and TV today, “They Came Together” is more entertaining and (in its own insane way) more endearing than two-thirds of the legitimate romantic comedies I’ve seen over the last two decades." - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by David Wain. Starring Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Christopher Meloni, Cobie Smulders, and Paul Rudd. Theatrically released in 2014. 84 Minutes; Rated R for language and sexual content.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday September 26, 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 September 27, 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 September 29, 2014
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Just for Twos Storytime for ages 24-35 months
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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

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

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

This program will take place on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 20, and 27th.  No meeting on Oct. 13 Colubus Day.

Beginning Tuesday, Septemebr 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 Children's Room (ground floor)
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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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Junior Explorers for ages 3-5 @ Wollaston
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Everyone loves things that go! Cars, trains, boats and planes will zoom through the stories we'll be reading and the crafts we'll be making.

Registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents. This program will take place on  Sept. 29 and Oct. 2, 20 and 27 Ther will be no meeting on Oct. 13 Columbus Day.

Beginning Tuesday, Septemebr 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 Volunteer Orientation
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday September 30, 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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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime for ages 12-23 months
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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

Due to overcrowding registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.  This program will take place on  September 28, and October 7, 14, 21 and 28

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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Discover Historic New England: Battleship Cove
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Battleship CoverTwo of the historic museum ships in Fall River's Battleship Cove, the battleship Massachusetts and destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., were built at the Fore River Yard. In 1964, the school children of Quincy donated over $1,000 to help save the Massachusetts from being scrapped by the Navy. Come learn more about these ships and the largest and most diverse collection of preserved US Navy ships in the world they are part of at the Battleship Cove.

Quincy resident and author of the recently published book on this subject, James Gay will present his research and sign copies of his book.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday October 1, 2014
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 - 1:00 PM

Come to our annual Wellness Fair. We will have many area health professionals available for you to talk with and learn how you can improve your health @the library.

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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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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Discover Historic New England: The American Revolution, from a Brit's Perspective
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

British author Nick Bunker (Empire on the Edge: How Britain came to fight America) visits as part of his short US tour. 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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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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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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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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True Crime: 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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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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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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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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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.

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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