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Friday April 29, 2016
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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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Landlord Seminar
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come to our annual landlord seminar to inform the landlords about issues you may come across while being a landlord.  Listen to the guest speaker who will advise you on how to solve problems and get updates on new rules. 

CONTACT: Terry Coleman     617-847-4396    tcoleman@quincyha.com
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday April 30, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Grownups 20/30s Classic Films: Some Kind of Wonderful
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Some Kind of Wonderful movie posterCalling all grownups who are in their 20s and 30s. The library is starting a series of programs just for you!

Join us every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. as we watch classic movies on the big screen. This week, we're watching Some Kind of Wonderful, a 1987 film written by John Hughes and starring Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson and Lea Thompson.

A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith. 95 minutes; Rated PG-13

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 2, 2016
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Registration for Story Art for ages 3-6
9:00 AM

Join Let’s Gogh Art at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 17th, 24th and 31st for this special 3 week Story Art program. 

Registration is required for this program. Registration will begin at 9:00 am Monday, May 2nd. Register online, by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person in the Main Library Children’s Room.  Space is limited so please only register if you will be able to make all 3 sessions.

Story Art by Let’s Gogh Art is a literacy education and creative enrichment program that enables young children to see a story’s characters come to life through their own creativity.  This series of Story Art programs will take us to the sea with the stories of Rainbow Fish, Mister Seahorse and How I became a Pirate.  Each week’s story will be accompanied by an art project that illustrates the story, create a tissue fish collage, try your hand at water resist painting and paint your own pirate ship.

This program is sponsored by Quincy Braintree Family Network-CFCE, a program of Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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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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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Vocabulary Workshop for Literacy Tutors
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT: Mary Diggle    617-376-1314    quliteracy@ocln.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday May 3, 2016
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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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Device Advice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Having a hard time getting the Library app to work on your phone / tablet? Want to learn how to do live video-conferencing for free with your device (skype)? Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. Come to the top floor and someone at the big desk can help you find where this program is taking place.

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CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Quincy High School Choir Concert
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

A fabulous spring concert from talented local teens.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Atrium (ground floor)
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MassDOT CIP Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All are invited to attend this MassDOT's Capital Investment Plan public meeting.

CONTACT: Dan Fielding    617-352-1593    daniel.fielding@dot.state.ma.us
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday May 4, 2016
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Teen Job Fair
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presented In partnership with the Quincy Career Center, teens are encuraged to come meet employers who are looking for qualified young employees.

Come dressed for an interview.

More details will be provided as they develop.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Feature Film @North Quincy: The Big Short
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillNominated for five Academy Awards, including best picutre, this adaptation of Michael Lewis' nonfiction book The Big Short explores the 2008 financial crisis through the lens of four unorthodox moneymen, who foresaw the consequences of the fraudulent mortgage-lending practices of large banks on Wall Street. Christian Bale plays Michael Burry, a former hedge-fund manager who was one of the first to forecast the collapse of the credit bubble due to excessive subprime lending. Steve Carell is Mark Baum (based on the real-life Steve Eisman), a money manager who rose to fame after successfully betting against subprime mortgages. Directed by Adam McKay. Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, and Marisa Tomei co-star.

"A true crime story and a madcap comedy, a heist movie and a scalding polemic, The Big Short will affirm your deepest cynicism about Wall Street while simultaneously restoring your faith in Hollywood. "--The New York Times

Directed by Adam McKay. Starring Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Melissa Leo, Rafe Spall, Ryan Gosling, & Steve Carell. Theatrically released in 2015. 130 Minutes; Rated R for pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Intermediate Computer Class
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come to an intermediate computer class and learn more about popular computer programs MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Get tips about how to make the most out of these applications to improve your abilty with word processing, managing spreadsheets, and creating presentations.

Registration is required and will open on March 16. Class size is limited but once it is full, please sign up for the wait list. We will contact people from the wait list if additional space becomes available. This class will meet weekly on every Wednesday from April 13 to May 18. Attendance at every class is expected. Here is the full schedule:

  • April 13: More About Microsoft Word - Learn about line spacing, justifying, using bullets and numbering, tables and images.
  • April 20: Introduction to Microsoft Excel - Learn how to open and understand a spreadsheet, create a spreadsheet, formulas, and creating a household budget.
  • April 27: More About Microsoft Excel - Learn how to use functions, styles, number formats, inserting and deleting cells, sorting and filtering.
  • May 4: Microsoft Excel Review
  • May 11: Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint - Learn how to create a new slide presentation using layout, pictures, charts, and hyperlinks.
  • May 18: More About Microsoft PowerPoint - Learn about designs, transitions and slide shows.

This class is made possible by a special partnership with Saheli.

Register here.

Click here to take our surveyStudents who took this class are kindly asked to take this short survey and let us know your thoughts about it.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Thursday May 5, 2016
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Preschool Discovery @Wollaston
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Drop by the Wollaston Library with your preschooler on the first Thursday of each month any time between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. to do some fun simple science together. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided for science you can do with your child.

This month we’ll be learning about the ocean. We will be sorting shells, examining sand through a magnifying glass and creating our own waves. This program does not require registration.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thoms Crane Public Library

 

 

 

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

movie stillNominated for three Oscars and a Golden Globe, winner of many other awards, including the Boston Online Film Critics Association award for Best Actress, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) is a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

"A godsend for audiences who hunger for rich emotion presented with wit, grace and not a trace of sentimentality, Brooklyn illustrates the power of restraint in dealing with poignant, impassioned material."--Los Angeles Times

Directed by John Crowley . Starring Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, & Saoirse Ronan. Theatrically released in 2015. 111 Minutes; Rated PG - 13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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North Quincy High School Choir Concert
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

A fabulous spring concert from talented local teens.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

movie stillNominated for three Oscars and a Golden Globe, winner of many other awards, including the Boston Online Film Critics Association award for Best Actress, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) is a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

"A godsend for audiences who hunger for rich emotion presented with wit, grace and not a trace of sentimentality, Brooklyn illustrates the power of restraint in dealing with poignant, impassioned material."--Los Angeles Times

Directed by John Crowley . Starring Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, & Saoirse Ronan. Theatrically released in 2015. 111 Minutes; Rated PG - 13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday May 6, 2016
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Library Closed: Staff Development Day
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Saturday May 7, 2016
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Music and Movement with Rubi
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Music and Movement with Rubi
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Grownups 20/30s Classic Films: The Fast and the Furious
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

The Fast and the Furious movie posterCalling all grownups who are in their 20s and 30s. The library is starting a series of programs just for you!

Join us every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. as we watch classic movies on the big screen. This week we're watching The Fast and the Furious, a 2001 action thriller starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. 

Los Angeles street racer Dominic Toretto falls under the suspicion of the LAPD as a string of high-speed electronics truck robberies rocks the area. Brian O'Connor, an officer of the LAPD, joins the ranks of Toretto's highly skilled racing crew undercover to convict Toretto. However, O'Connor finds himself both enamored with this new world and in love with Toretto's sister, Mia. As a rival racing crew gains strength, O'Connor must decide where his loyalties really lie. 106 minutes; Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content and language

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 9, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Cooking With Books: Cookout!
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come to the Adams Shore branch, peruse some cookbooks, and sample some delicious food!

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library, Adams Shore Branch    617-376-1325    
LOCATION: Adams Shore Branch
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Grownups 20/30s: Fine Liquorature Book Club May Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Book cover of Station ElevenCalling all grownups who are in their twenties and thirties. The library is starting a series of programs just for you!

Join us for our second book club meetup at Bistro Chi in Quincy Center (37 Cottage Ave.). This month, we'll be discussing Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

About the book: An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

If you'd like to participate, stop by the circulation desk at the Main branch (40 Washington St.) and ask for a copy of the book; they are held at the desk under the Grownups 20/30s book club account. Then, just show up at Bistro Chi on May 9, ready to talk about what you liked and didn't like about the book. RSVP on meetup.com if you're so inclined, or friend us on Goodreads to carry the conversation beyond our meetup. Please, if at all possible, BRING CASH to our meetup if you'd like to order food and drink. Thanks!

LOCATION: 37 Cottage Ave, Quincy, MA 02169
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Life as a WWII Japanese POW
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

What Does It Take to Survive 3-1/2 Years as Prisoners of the Japanese in WWII?

When the Japanese military invaded Indonesia, the Andrau family was trapped there. After living under occupation and then being interned in Karees camp from 1942 to the fall of 1944, Hungarian-born Klara and the couple’s three young daughters were sent to Tjideng, reportedly the worst civilian prison camp in Java.  Meanwhile her husband Wim, a captain in the Royal Dutch Air Force, had been moved around in a series of camps until he was transported to a POW forced-labor camp in a coal-mining town in Japan. For him and the 550 fellow slave laborers under his leadership, survival meant tirelessly negotiating for reduced working hours and better security measures in the dangerous coal mines, fewer and less severe beatings, and improved living conditions in the lice-infested barracks. Klara's daughter Robine has recently written a book about her family's experience and is coming to the library to share her stories. Come hear stories of hunger, fear, survival, and ultimately, humanity in extreme circumstances.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday May 10, 2016
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Device Advice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Having a hard time getting the Library app to work on your phone / tablet? Want to learn how to do live video-conferencing for free with your device (skype)? Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. Come to the top floor and someone at the big desk can help you find where this program is taking place.

Happening every Tuesday in May.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come and try out our PS4 and XBox One. We have Madden 2016, Star Wars: Battlefront, Dragonball Z: Xenoverse and more!

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Family Business: Memoirs of a Boston PI
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DiNatale logoFor over 40 years, John P. DiNatale has been a practicing private investigator in the City of Boston. He will speak about his book, The Family Business, Memoirs of a Boston PI, and share his perspective on his father's role in the Boston Strangler investigation, and the starting in 1968 of the detective agency they shared. Books will be available for purchase.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. The Friends' annual meeting will take place at 6:30, immediately before the program begins at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend the meeting and the program.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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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.

This month’s topic is Oversize books. Just because it looks like a picture book, does that mean it's just for little kids? Of course not! Older readers can enjoy a picture book too, and fortunately for us there are a number of picture books written specifically for older readers. We have a special section for these books: Whether it's because the story is longer than a typical picture book or the story and subject are more appropriate or interesting for older kids, take a look at our Oversize shelves to find something interesting.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday May 11, 2016
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Brooklyn
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillNominated for three Oscars and a Golden Globe, winner of many other awards, including the Boston Online Film Critics Association award for Best Actress, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) is a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

"A godsend for audiences who hunger for rich emotion presented with wit, grace and not a trace of sentimentality, Brooklyn illustrates the power of restraint in dealing with poignant, impassioned material."--Los Angeles Times

Directed by John Crowley . Starring Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, & Saoirse Ronan. Theatrically released in 2015. 111 Minutes; Rated PG - 13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language.

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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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Intermediate Computer Class
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come to an intermediate computer class and learn more about popular computer programs MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Get tips about how to make the most out of these applications to improve your abilty with word processing, managing spreadsheets, and creating presentations.

Registration is required and will open on March 16. Class size is limited but once it is full, please sign up for the wait list. We will contact people from the wait list if additional space becomes available. This class will meet weekly on every Wednesday from April 13 to May 18. Attendance at every class is expected. Here is the full schedule:

  • April 13: More About Microsoft Word - Learn about line spacing, justifying, using bullets and numbering, tables and images.
  • April 20: Introduction to Microsoft Excel - Learn how to open and understand a spreadsheet, create a spreadsheet, formulas, and creating a household budget.
  • April 27: More About Microsoft Excel - Learn how to use functions, styles, number formats, inserting and deleting cells, sorting and filtering.
  • May 4: Microsoft Excel Review
  • May 11: Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint - Learn how to create a new slide presentation using layout, pictures, charts, and hyperlinks.
  • May 18: More About Microsoft PowerPoint - Learn about designs, transitions and slide shows.

This class is made possible by a special partnership with Saheli.

Register here.

Click here to take our surveyStudents who took this class are kindly asked to take this short survey and let us know your thoughts about it.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Scout Rally
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Scout recruiting night at the library

CONTACT: Diane Trubiano    617-653-6121    d.trubiano@verizon.net
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday May 12, 2016
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Matinee Film: Carol
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillNominated for six Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, and winner of many other accolades, including AFI Movie of the Year. Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in the throes of love. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) threatens her competence as a mother when Carol’s involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) comes to light. As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space.

"Carol is a movie to drink in with eyes, ears, and sensibilities."--Boston Globe

Directed by Todd Haynes. Starring Cate Blanchett, Cory Michael Smith, Jake Lacy, John Magaro, Kyle Chandler, Rooney Mara, & Sarah Paulson. Theatrically released in 2015. 118 Minutes; Rated R for a scene of sexuality/nudity and brief language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

movie stillNominated for six Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, and winner of many other accolades, including AFI Movie of the Year. Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in the throes of love. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of their first encounter dims and their connection deepens. While Carol breaks free from the confines of marriage, her husband (Kyle Chandler) threatens her competence as a mother when Carol’s involvement with Therese and close relationship with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) comes to light. As Carol leaves the comfort of home to travel with Therese, an internal journey of self-discovery coincides with her new sense of space.

"Carol is a movie to drink in with eyes, ears, and sensibilities."--Boston Globe

Directed by Todd Haynes. Starring Cate Blanchett, Cory Michael Smith, Jake Lacy, John Magaro, Kyle Chandler, Rooney Mara, & Sarah Paulson. Theatrically released in 2015. 118 Minutes; Rated R for a scene of sexuality/nudity and brief language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Night Owls Book Group for grades 3-4
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Night Owls Book Club for children in grades 3 and 4 meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month to discuss a wide range of books.

This month we will be reading Pie by Sarah Weeks.

When Alice's Aunt Polly, the Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice. It isn't long before the animal is catnapped, the bakery is trashed, and Blueberry Medal fever hits Ipswitch. Someone wants Aunt Polly's piecrust recipe badly. With the aid of Charlie, a newfound friend, Alice sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Please stop by the main library children’s room library any time to pick up a copy of the book to read before our meeting. Any questions? Call 617-376-2411 and ask to speak with Ms. Cronin.

Please stop by the main library children’s room library any time to pick up a copy of the book to read before our meeting. Any questions? Call 617-376-2411 and ask to speak with Ms. Cronin.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Friday May 13, 2016
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World Literature Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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

This month we will be discussing Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

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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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 May 14, 2016
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children’s librarian Cathy deVeer for a family storytime full of stories and music about Baseball at the North Quincy Branch Library.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Mental Health Forum
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

co-sponsored by EACH

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Grownups 20/30s Classic Films: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure movie posterCalling all grownups who are in their 20s and 30s. The library is starting a series of programs just for you!

Join us every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. as we watch classic movies on the big screen. This week we're watching Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, a 1989 adventure comedy starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. 

In the small town of San Dimas, two nearly brain dead teenage boys going by the names of Bill S, Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan have a dream of starting their own rock band called the "Wyld Stallyns". But they are on the verge of failing out of high school, and if they do not pass their upcoming history report, they will be separated as a result of Ted's father sending him to military school. What Bill and Ted do not know is that they must stay together to save the future. So, a time traveller named Rufus arrives to help them pass their report. Bill and Ted decide to gather up historical figures, so they can pass and stay together. Party on, dude! 90 minutes; Rated PG

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 16, 2016
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Registration for Bicyling with Quincycles for ages 8-12
9:00 AM

Are you a kid who likes to ride your bike? Join Quincycles on Saturday June 4th at 10:00 am for a morning of Bike Challenges designed to improve your cycling skills, Strategies to Stay Safe and have more fun riding, and even a Bike Trivia contest. We welcome riders between the ages of 8-12 for this program. Please bring your own bike and your own helmet.

Registration is required for this program. Registration for children ages 8-12 will begin at 9:00 am Monday, May 16th. Register online, by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person in the Main Library Children’s Room. 

Quincycles is a volunteer group that advocates for bicycle infrastructure on our city streets and promotes responsible riding as a means of transportation, recreation, and exercise in Quincy.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Grownups20/30s: Faster than a Speeding Bullet: A brief history of comics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Geek Gal avatarCalling all Grownups who are in their twenties and thirties. The library is starting a series of programs just for you!

TCPL is pleased to host a presentation about the history and art of comics. How did the comic art form develop in America? What made it part of our nation's mythos and how is it evolving in the modern age? In this workshop, we look at how sequential art has evolved throughout the years and what influence it has had on modern popular culture in America and around the world.

About the presenter: Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe's dad took her to her first Star Trek convention as a child, sealing her future as a card carrying geek. A library associate with the Springfield city library, she tours around new England lecturing on various aspects of geek culture. She has performed for all sorts of venues from The Norman Rockwell Museum to the Massachusetts library association. She has also staffed many conventions including a three year stint as head of guest relations at Anime Boston. She advises ignoring the dog park, thinks Bruce Banner is the best Avenger, and takes her tea earl gray and HOT.

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 May 17, 2016
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Let's Gogh Art: Story Art for ages 3-6
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Let’s Gogh Art at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 17th, 24th and 31st for this special 3 week Story Art program. 

Registration is required for this program. Registration will begin at 9:00 am Monday, May 2nd. Register online, by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person in the Main Library Children’s Room.  Space is limited so please only register if you will be able to make all 3 sessions.

Story Art by Let’s Gogh Art is a literacy education and creative enrichment program that enables young children to see a story’s characters come to life through their own creativity. 

This series of Story Art programs will take us to the sea with the stories of Rainbow Fish, Mister Seahorse and How I became a Pirate.  Each week’s story will be accompanied by an art project that illustrates the story, create a tissue fish collage, try your hand at water resist painting and paint your own pirate ship.

This program is sponsored by Quincy Braintree Family Network-CFCE, a program of Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.

CONTACT: Children's Room    2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Device Advice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Having a hard time getting the Library app to work on your phone / tablet? Want to learn how to do live video-conferencing for free with your device (skype)? Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. Come to the top floor and someone at the big desk can help you find where this program is taking place.

Happening every Tuesday in May.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Boston Bronze and Stone: Celebrating Public Art
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Joe Gallo and sculpture photoWhat we choose to memorialize in public displays of stone and bronze says volumes about our collective history and artistic asthetics. Come to this richly illustrated presentation to learn all about the artists, the subjects of their work, and the accessibility of exceptional art all within the city of Boston. Boston is home to some of the most extraordinary public art in North America. Sculptors of public art include Daniel Chester French, Katherine Lane Weems, August Saint-Gaudens and George Aarons. Presenter Joseph R. Gallo Jr. recently published a book with hundreds of original photographs and observations with well-referenced sources and maps all about Boston sculpture.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday May 18, 2016
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Feature Film @North Quincy: Dead Poets Society
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillRobin Williams stars as John Keating, an unconventional teacher at a conservative New England prep school who inspires his students and encourages them with the rallying call "carpe diem" (seize the day).

"Hurrah! Poetry and passion, comedy and tragedy are fused into one absolutely marvelous affirmation of independent spirit."--San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Peter Weir. Starring Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, & Robin Williams. Theatrically released in 1989. 128 Minutes; Rated PG.

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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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Intermediate Computer Class
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come to an intermediate computer class and learn more about popular computer programs MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Get tips about how to make the most out of these applications to improve your abilty with word processing, managing spreadsheets, and creating presentations.

Registration is required and will open on March 16. Class size is limited but once it is full, please sign up for the wait list. We will contact people from the wait list if additional space becomes available. This class will meet weekly on every Wednesday from April 13 to May 18. Attendance at every class is expected. Here is the full schedule:

  • April 13: More About Microsoft Word - Learn about line spacing, justifying, using bullets and numbering, tables and images.
  • April 20: Introduction to Microsoft Excel - Learn how to open and understand a spreadsheet, create a spreadsheet, formulas, and creating a household budget.
  • April 27: More About Microsoft Excel - Learn how to use functions, styles, number formats, inserting and deleting cells, sorting and filtering.
  • May 4: Microsoft Excel Review
  • May 11: Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint - Learn how to create a new slide presentation using layout, pictures, charts, and hyperlinks.
  • May 18: More About Microsoft PowerPoint - Learn about designs, transitions and slide shows.

This class is made possible by a special partnership with Saheli.

Register here.

Click here to take our surveyStudents who took this class are kindly asked to take this short survey and let us know your thoughts about it.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Computer Lab
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Thursday May 19, 2016
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Small Business Workshop
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Presented by the Mass. Department of Revenue the SBW is designed to educate the newer business owners of the 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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Matinee Film: Room
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillOscar and Golden Globe winner for Best Performance by an Actress and recipient of many other awards and nominations. Winner Jack (Jacob Tremblay) is a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.

"Room unfolds with the privilege of seeing and experiencing the world for the very first time, which is maybe the best we can ever expect from a medium like the cinema."--Boston Globe

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Starring Brie Larson & Jacob Tremblay. Theatrically released in 2015. 118 Minutes; Rated R for language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

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

movie stillOscar and Golden Globe winner for Best Performance by an Actress and recipient of many other awards and nominations. Winner Jack (Jacob Tremblay) is a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.

"Room unfolds with the privilege of seeing and experiencing the world for the very first time, which is maybe the best we can ever expect from a medium like the cinema."--Boston Globe

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Starring Brie Larson & Jacob Tremblay. Theatrically released in 2015. 118 Minutes; Rated R for language.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday May 21, 2016
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Saturday Storytime with Diana Kane for ages 2-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Diana Kane a family storytime full of  stories, songs, rhymes and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.

 No registration required. .

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Grownups 20/30s Classic Films: Napoleon Dynamite
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Napoleon Dynamite movie posterCalling all Grownups who are in their 20s and 30s. The library is starting a series of programs just for you!

Join us every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. as we watch classic movies on the big screen. This week we're watching Napoleon Dynamite, a 2004 comedy starring Jon Heder and Jon Gries.

Napoleon Dynamite, a lovable, unpopular high school age guy who just wants to fit in. There's Deb, the girl who keeps showing up with her crap on the front porch. There's Kip, Napoleon's geek brother who's searching for love. There's Rico, Napoleon's jock uncle who just seems to want to ruin Napoleon's life. And then Pedro shows up. The new kid in town. He's from Mexico, he has an awesome bike, and he's the only kid in school with a mustache. When Napoleon befriends Pedro, and Pedro decides to run for class president, Napoleon gets his chance to show his stuff and prove that he's got nothing to prove. 96 minutes; Rated PG for thematic elements and language

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 23, 2016
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday May 24, 2016
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Let's Gogh Art: Story Art for ages 3-6
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Let’s Gogh Art at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 17th, 24th and 31st for this special 3 week Story Art program. 

Registration is required for this program. Registration will begin at 9:00 am Monday, May 2nd. Register online, by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person in the Main Library Children’s Room.  Space is limited so please only register if you will be able to make all 3 sessions.

Story Art by Let’s Gogh Art is a literacy education and creative enrichment program that enables young children to see a story’s characters come to life through their own creativity. 

This series of Story Art programs will take us to the sea with the stories of Rainbow Fish, Mister Seahorse and How I became a Pirate.  Each week’s story will be accompanied by an art project that illustrates the story, create a tissue fish collage, try your hand at water resist painting and paint your own pirate ship.

This program is sponsored by Quincy Braintree Family Network-CFCE, a program of Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.

CONTACT: Children's Room    2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Device Advice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Having a hard time getting the Library app to work on your phone / tablet? Want to learn how to do live video-conferencing for free with your device (skype)? Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. Come to the top floor and someone at the big desk can help you find where this program is taking place.

Happening every Tuesday in May.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Teen Time: Game On!
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come and try out our PS4 and XBox One. We have Madden 2016, Star Wars: Battlefront, Dragonball Z: Xenoverse and more!

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Parent Workshop: How Families Can Support Their Dual Language Learner’s Development
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Laura Mason Zeisler, M. Ed.  for a parent workshop on raising a dual language learner.  This program is for adults.

Families want to do what’s best for their children.  What should families do if they speak a language other than English at home?  This workshop will provide both research-based information and practical ideas for families who have children hearing two or more languages, whether at home, early childhood program or in the neighborhood.

Laura has almost 40 years of professional experience working with children, and families.  She brings both professional and personal experiences to the table, as she started learning a second language when she was three and at five started learning a third language. For more information contact Joan at jrodeck@qcap.org.   Registration is not required, however please send an email to jrodeck if you plan to attend so there are enough handouts.   

Sponsored by Quincy Braintree Family Network-CFCE, a program of Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Wednesday May 25, 2016
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Feature Film @North Quincy: To Sir, with Love
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

movie stillIdealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.

"Sidney Poitier stars in an excellent performance."--Variety

Directed by James Clavell. Starring Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, & Christian Roberts. Theatrically released in 1967. 105 Minutes; Unrated.

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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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Thursday May 26, 2016
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Matinee Film: The Lady in the Van
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

movie stillNominated for a Golden Globe (best performance by an Actress) and many other awards. Playwright Alan Bennett forms an unexpected bond with Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

"A delicately written, boisterously performed movie about the difficult people who dare us to care about them."--Los Angeles Times

Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Starring Alex Jennings & Maggie Smith. Theatrically released in 2015. 104 Minutes; Rated PG - 13 for a brief unsettling image.

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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Teen Time: TAB
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: The Lady in the Van
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

movie stillNominated for a Golden Globe (best performance by an Actress) and many other awards. Playwright Alan Bennett forms an unexpected bond with Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

"A delicately written, boisterously performed movie about the difficult people who dare us to care about them."--Los Angeles Times

Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Starring Alex Jennings & Maggie Smith. Theatrically released in 2015. 104 Minutes; Rated PG - 13 for a brief unsettling image.

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 May 28, 2016
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Full STEAM Ahead-- Art
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Let’s Gogh Art for Let’s Gogh Science and learn about how science and art work together.

Enter a magical world where fantasy and science meets art, and experiment with your creativity. Unleash your inner geek as you conjure up crazy concoctions  creating slime and a 3-D painting, Join us if you dare to have the mysterious sci-art tour of your life!

This program is suggested for families with children preschool and older. Preschoolers will need adult help with their projects.

No registration is required.

Through out the school year Full STEAM Ahead will explore a different science topic on the fourth Saturday of each month. We'll have different programs on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math so check back at the beginning of each month to see what we'll be doing! 

 Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Grownups 20/30s Classic Films: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas DVD coverCalling all Grownups who are in their 20s and 30s. The library is starting a series of programs just for you!

Join us every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. as we watch classic movies on the big screen. This week we're watching Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a 1998 comedy-drama starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. 

An adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's novel of the same name. The film details a whacky search for the "American Dream", by Thompson and his crazed, Samoan lawyer. Fueled by the massive amount of drugs they purchased with an advance from a magazine to cover a sporting event in Vegas; they set out in the Red Shark. Encountering police, reporters, gamblers, racers, and hitchhikers; they search for some undefinable thing know only as the "American Dream" and find fear, loathing, and hilarious adventures into the dementia of the modern American West. 118 Minutes; Rated R for pervasive extreme drug use and related bizarre behavior, strong language, and brief nudity.

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

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday May 30, 2016
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Library Closed: Memorial Day
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Tuesday May 31, 2016
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Let's Gogh Art: Story Art for ages 3-6
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Let’s Gogh Art at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 17th, 24th and 31st for this special 3 week Story Art program. 

Registration is required for this program. Registration will begin at 9:00 am Monday, May 2nd. Register online, by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person in the Main Library Children’s Room.  Space is limited so please only register if you will be able to make all 3 sessions.

Story Art by Let’s Gogh Art is a literacy education and creative enrichment program that enables young children to see a story’s characters come to life through their own creativity. 

This series of Story Art programs will take us to the sea with the stories of Rainbow Fish, Mister Seahorse and How I became a Pirate.  Each week’s story will be accompanied by an art project that illustrates the story, create a tissue fish collage, try your hand at water resist painting and paint your own pirate ship.

This program is sponsored by Quincy Braintree Family Network-CFCE, a program of Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.

CONTACT: Children's Room    2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Device Advice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Having a hard time getting the Library app to work on your phone / tablet? Want to learn how to do live video-conferencing for free with your device (skype)? Want to learn how to take advantage of all the eBooks, eMusic, eMagazines, and eEverything? Drop by and talk with our skilled librarians during this dedicated tech-advice session. Come to the top floor and someone at the big desk can help you find where this program is taking place.

Happening every Tuesday in May.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library
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Wednesday June 1, 2016
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Homework Help Grades 1-6
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students in grades 1-6 can come and get assistance with their homework from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.  

CONTACT: Children's Room    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Children's Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 2, 2016
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Matinee Film: The Revenant
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Winner of three Academy Awardsmovie still (nominated for nine more), AND three Golden Globes among numerous other accolades. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

"The Revenant is a visceral sensation, filled with unforgettable visuals and memorable set pieces."--Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Forrest Goodluck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, & Will Poulter. Theatrically released in 2015. 156 Minutes; Rated R for strong frontier combat and violence including gory images, a sexual assault, language and brief nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Feature Film: The Revenant
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Winner of three Academy Awardsmovie still (nominated for nine more), AND three Golden Globes among numerous other accolades. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

"The Revenant is a visceral sensation, filled with unforgettable visuals and memorable set pieces."--Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Forrest Goodluck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, & Will Poulter. Theatrically released in 2015. 156 Minutes; Rated R for strong frontier combat and violence including gory images, a sexual assault, language and brief nudity.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Friday June 3, 2016
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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 June 4, 2016
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Bicycling with Quincycles for ages 8-12
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you a kid who likes to ride your bike? Join Quincycles on Saturday June 4th at 10:00 am for a morning of Bike Challenges designed to improve your cycling skills, Strategies to Stay Safe and have more fun riding, and even a Bike Trivia contest. We welcome riders between the ages of 8-12 for this program. Please bring your own bike and your own helmet.

Registration is required for this program. Registration for children ages 8-12 will begin at 9:00 am Monday, May 16th. Register online by clicking the link below, by phone at 617-376-2411 or in person in the Main Library Children’s Room. 

Quincycles is a volunteer group that advocates for bicycle infrastructure on our city streets and promotes responsible riding as a means of transportation, recreation, and exercise in Quincy.

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Grownups 20/30s Classic Films: Summer School
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Summer School movie posterCalling all Grownups who are in their 20s and 30s. The library is starting a series of programs just for you!

Join us every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. as we watch classic movies on the big screen. This week we're watching Summer School, a 1987 film starring Mark Harmon and Courtney Thorne-Smith.

Mr. Freddy Shoop, the high school coach, is as unenthusiastic as the weakest pupils when the vice-principal forces him to take charge of the dreaded summer school program. Shoop tries to bribe the pupils, but gets to know and understand them better, even comes to care for their futures when helped by a motivated colleague he has a crush on. 97 minutes; Rated PG-13

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday June 7, 2016
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Discover Historic New England: Minot Light Underwater Archaeology Project
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

lighthouse photoJoin the Minot Light Underwater Archaeology Project takes and travel back to April, 1851 when “The Perfect Storm” of that era took down the original spindle Minot Light with the loss of both lighthouse keepers. Follow scientists as they search for and discover the remains of this historic light resting in over 40 feet of water off the coasts of Cohasett and Scituate. Exclusive underwater photographs will show how divers confirmed the location by comparing the images to lithographs from the designer of the 1851 light house.

Our presenter will be Bob Michelson. Based in Braintree, Bob is a published underwater photographer/videographer who has been diving for over 30 years. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Rodales Scuba Diving and the NH Wildlife Journal.

This program is 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 June 9, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday June 11, 2016
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Music and Movement with Rubi
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

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

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

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Music and Movement with Rubi
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Department    617-376-2411    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday Storytime @North Quincy for ages 2-5
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join children’s librarian Cathy deVeer for a family storytime full of stories and music  at the North Quincy Branch Library.

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

CONTACT: North Quincy Branch Library    617-376-1320    
LOCATION: North Quincy Branch
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Grownups 20/30s Classic Films: Wet Hot American Summer
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

movie poster for Wet Hot American SummerCalling all grownups who are in their 20s and 30s. The library is starting a series of programs just for you!

Join us every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. as we watch classic movies on the big screen. This week, we're watching Wet Hot American Summer, a 2001 movie starring Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce.

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day. 97 minutes; Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a drug sequence.

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

 

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday June 13, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Wollaston Branch
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Tuesday June 14, 2016
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Crime by the Book: Suosso's Lane - a modern Sacco-Vanzetti tale
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

photoCome hear a compelling tale of ethnic profiling and death row injustice set both in the early decades of the twentieth century and the dawn of the 21st. Inspired by and starring Bartolomeo Vanzetti and set in Braintree, Dedham, Plymouth, and Boston, this story is sure to command your attention. Condemned to death largely for anarchist beliefs in a trial marked by fear-mongering and prejudice toward Italian immigrants, Sacco and Vanzetti were found guilty and executed in 1927 despite worldwide protests by millions of workers and intellectuals.

Seventy years later a young history teacher moves to Suosso's Lane in Vanzetti's old Plymouth neighborhood and hears rumors of lost evidence that might prove his innocence. Intrigued by Vanzetti's story and the lessons it holds for our own day, young Mill Becker risks his academic career in the search for a lost letter, joining forces with a local reporter on a search of his own to clear up a policeman's suspicious death in the 1940s.

A then-and-now novel, "Suosso's Lane" reconstructs the cause that captivated the world's attention and addresses the still timely issues of immigration, ethnic group prejudice, the widening gap between rich and poor, and failures in our criminal justice system. Come hear Author Robert Knox talk about his novel and enjoy his perspective on this historic story with great modern-day repercussions.

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 16, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday June 18, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Grownups 20/30s Classic Films: Do the Right Thing
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Movie poster of Do the Right ThingCalling all grownups who are in their 20s and 30s. The library is starting a series of programs just for you!

Join us every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. as we watch classic movies on the big screen. This week, we're watching Do the Right Thing, a 1989 movie starring Danny Aiello and Spike Lee.

This film looks at life in the Bedford-Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn on a hot summer Sunday. As he does everyday, Sal Fragione opens the pizza parlor he's owned for 25 years. The neighborhood has changed considerably in the time he's been there and is now composed primarily of African-Americans and Hispanics. His son Pino hates it there and would like nothing better than to relocate the eatery to their own neighborhood. For Sal however, the restaurant represents something that is part of his life and sees it as a part of the community. What begins as a simple complaint by one of his customers, Buggin Out - who wonders why he has only pictures of famous Italian-Americans on the wall when most of his customers are black - eventually disintegrates into violence as frustration seemingly brings out the worst in everyone. 120 minutes; Rated R.

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

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Monday June 20, 2016
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QCAP ESOL End of Year Celebration
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
CONTACT: Daphne Chen    617-657-5386    dchen@qcap.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Tuesday June 21, 2016
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So Close to Home - WWII, U-Boats, and Quincy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

family photoSo Close to Home: An American Family’s World War II Story of Survival and the U-boat that Attacked Them (Featuring Ray “Sonny” Downs of Quincy, Massachusetts)

Michael J. Tougias, bestselling author and co-author of 24 books, and Ray "Sonny" Downs will present a new, dramatic presentation based on Mike's co-authored book So Close to Home (Pegasus Books, May 2016). They will use slides of the attack, the survivors, and the rescue to make this “an edge-of-your seat” visual program. On May 19, 1942 a German U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey 40 miles off New Orleans. Captained by 29-year-old Erich Wurdemann, the submarine commander had his sights set on the freighter Heredia with 62 souls on board. Most of the crew were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians including the Downs family. The family was comprised of the parents, Ray Sr. and Ina, along with their two children, eight-year-old Ray Jr., nick-named “Sonny”, and an eleven-year-old.

Fast asleep in their berth the Downs family had no warning that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, all four members of the family were separated in the chaotic 2 a.m. event. More than half the crew and passengers aboard the Heredia perished, but incredibly, after 15 hours in the ocean – facing sharks, hypothermia, drowning, and dehydration—all of the Downs family survived and were reunited. Ray Downs Jr. aka “Sonny” who lives in Massachusetts is now 80 years old but remembers every detail of the voyage, the attack, and his family’s miraculous survival. The captain and senior crew members of the Heredia were all Massachusetts natives. Tougias also had access to the U-boat commander Erich Wurdemann’s War Diary, and the presentation will include a discussion of the challenges faced aboard the sub, and some of the daring raids the commander made off the coast of America.

SO CLOSE TO HOME is a survival story and history book rolled into one, similar to Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken. “I enjoy doing these programs,” says Tougias, “ It’s like watching a movie with the author giving behind-the-scenes details.” A book signing will follow the program, and the presentation is suitable for all ages. Tougias, known for his fast paced writing style and character-driven stories, has is also author of The Finest Hours (made into a major motion picture by the Disney Corporation). His other books include Rescue of the Bounty, Overboard!, Fatal Forecast, A Storm Too Soon, and Ten Hours Until Dawn. His history titles include King Philip’s War and Until I Have No Country.

Visit www.michaeltougias.com for more information.

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 June 23, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday June 25, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Grownups 20/30s Classic Films: Adventureland
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Adventureland movie posterCalling all grownups who are in their 20s and 30s. The library is starting a series of programs just for you!

Join us every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. as we watch classic movies on the big screen. This week, we're watching Adventureland, a 2009 film starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.

In 1987, James Brennan's dreams of a summer European tour before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer job to cover his upcoming expenses at the decrepit local amusement park, Adventureland, where he falls in love with a witty co-worker, Emily Lewin. In that bizarrely shady workplace, the young carnies have unforgettable and painful learning experiences about life, love and trust while James discovers what he truly values. 107 minutes; Rated R for language, drug use and sexual references.

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

 

 

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Thursday June 30, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday July 2, 2016
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Sunday July 3, 2016
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Monday July 4, 2016
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Library Closed: Independence Day
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Thursday July 7, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday July 9, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday July 14, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday July 16, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday July 21, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday July 23, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday July 28, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday July 29, 2016
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Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT: Matt Belanger    781-910-8013    matt.belanger@redcross.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)
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Saturday July 30, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 4, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 6, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 11, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 13, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 18, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 20, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday August 25, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday August 27, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday September 1, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 3, 2016
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Sunday September 4, 2016
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Monday September 5, 2016
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Library Closed: Labor Day
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Thursday September 8, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 10, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday September 15, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 17, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday September 19, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday September 22, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday September 24, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday September 29, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 1, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday October 6, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 8, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 10, 2016
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Library Closed: Columbus Day
Remind Me about this Event
Thursday October 13, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 15, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday October 17, 2016
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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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Thursday October 20, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 22, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday October 27, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday October 29, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday November 3, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 5, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday November 10, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Friday November 11, 2016
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Library Closed: Veterans Day
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Saturday November 12, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday November 14, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday November 17, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday November 19, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Wednesday November 23, 2016
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Library Closes at 5:00 p.m.
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Thursday November 24, 2016
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Library Closed: Thanksgiving Day
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Saturday November 26, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday December 1, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 3, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday December 8, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 10, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Monday December 12, 2016
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316    
LOCATION: Main Library Quincy Room
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Thursday December 15, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 17, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Thursday December 22, 2016
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Crane Library Bookstore Open
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crane Library Bookstore: Friends make it happen

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

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

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

CONTACT: Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1102    
LOCATION: Main Library Bookstore
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Saturday December 24, 2016
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m.
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Sunday December 25, 2016
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Library Closed: Christmas Day
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Saturday December 31, 2016
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Library Closes at 12:30 p.m.
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