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Find out about past events at the library:

Library Art Exhibits
Author Talks
Programs at the Library
Introductions and Guides to Library Services

Library Art Exhibits

 

On Exhibit in May, 2014: Spring Into Art

Karen Giovanniello, President of the Quincy Art Association, talks about the association's annual "Spring Into Art" exhibit on display throughout the month of May, 2014 at the Thomas Crane Public Library.

On exhibit in April, 2014: Morocco - In Living Color

The photography of Maureen Fahey is on exhibit at the Thomas Crane Public Library throughout the month of April.

On Exhibit in February, 2014: Cuban Political Posters from the collection of Stephen Lewis

Stephen Lewis shares his collection of Cuban political posters at the Thomas Crane Library throughout the month of February

On Exhibit in January, 2014: Art for Months by Linda Hurd

Illustrator Linda Hurd will present watercolor illustrations from her collection, entitled "Art for Months," at the Thomas Crane Public Library throughout the month of January.

On Exhibit in December: The Overlooked by Lori Schneider

Photographer Lori Schneider talks about "The Overlooked," an exhibit of her photos on display throughout the month of December in the Coletti Reading Room of the Thomas Crane Library.

On Exhibit in November: Woodward School Student Art Show

Erin Massa, art teacher at the Woodward School for Girls, and students Julia Geary, Ally Graf and Minyoung Kim discuss the works of art that will be on display at the Thomas Crane Library throughout the month of November.

On Exhibit in October: Reflections by Rob Franco

Rob Franco, an illustrator and artist from Newport, Rhode Island, talks about his paintings on exhibit at the library throughout the month of October, 2013. The exhibit, entitled "Reflections," features the artist's passion for oceans and other bodies of water.

On Exhibit in September: Menagerie by Cathy Durso

Cathy Durso is an artist, bookbinder, and archivist living and working in Watertown, MA. Her exhibit menagerie was on exhibit in the library throughout the month of September, 2013. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the northeast US, including Boston and New York City. Her handbound journals, handmade boxes and portfolio cases have been sold throughout the US and internationally, to countries such as Australia, China, France, Russia, and Israel.

On Exhibit in August: Domestic Workers: The Invisible Wheels That Empower Our Economy by Mario Quiroz-Servello

The photo essay of Mario Quiroz-Servellon was on exhibit at the Library throughout the month of August, 2013. The photo essay highlights the struggle of domestic workers and their effort to achieve a Domestic Worker's Bill of Rights. The photos explore the invisible faces of the people who help the Massachusetts economy move forward. No scientist or teacher could go to work if they didn't count on somebody taking care of their loved ones back home. These workers are often exploited and their rights ignored.             

Mario E. Quiroz-Servellón is a freelance documentary photographer specializing on immigration issues in the United States and Central America. He was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and now lives in Cambridge, Mass.

On Exhibit in July, 2013: ArtText by Catherine V. Holmes

The works of artist Catherine V. Holmes exhibited throughout the month of July 2013 at the Library. The use of written language has been one of the most defining developments in visual art of the twentieth century. The words printed in a book or written on paper have meaning of intent just as choice of words and use of language can evoke a reaction or response. The same principles can be applied to text in art. Text isn't just limited to language. It has introduced a new mode of thought to artistic practices that can be used to create unique pieces of motivational art with a purpose. A simple phrase or solitary number can have special meaning when presented with complimentary imagery. Each unique combination of imagery and letter/number symbols explores feelings of curiosity and personal connections.

Author Talks

Hiawatha Bray

Hiawatha Bray, local author and technology columnist for the Boston Globe, will be at the Thomas Crane Library on May 13th to discuss his new book, "You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves."

Locally Written: The Art and Power of Local Authors

Local author Rich Feitelberg discusses a program featuring six local authors who have recently penned books. The program will take place on April 8th. Authors to be featured include Feitelberg, Uzuri Wilkerson, Vlad Vaslyn, Randy Staples, RJ Jeffreys and Joe Ross.

Deep Cover Black Ops: A look inside

On April 22 Author Leo J. Maloney will discuss his past professions and current fictional works "Termination Orders" and "Silent Assassin, loosely based on the author's own experiences.

Meet the Author - Christopher Klein

Christopher Klein, author of "Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan" will be at the Thomas Crane Public Library on March 19th to discuss his new book about the Boston boxer, considered America's first sports superstar.

Discover Historic New England: The race to build America's first subway

Doug Most, author of "The Race Underground: Boston, New York and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway," discusses his new book and talks about his presentation at the Thomas Crane Public Library on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Making a Difference - One Woman, One Story at a Time

Nurse, humanitarian and author Roberta Gately discusses a presentation to be held on December 18th about keeping hope alive around the world.

Howard Johnson's: How a Soda Fountain Became a Roadside Icon.

Local author and historian Anthony Sammarco spoke at the library on October 7th at 7:00 p.m. about his new book.

Discover Historic New England: The Hub's Metropolis

Jim O'Connell discusses his new book "Discover Historic New England: The Hub's Metropolis". On September 24th he delivered a slide presentation at the Library featuring the development of Greater Boston.

Programs at the Library

Feature Film: Chasing Ice

Rebecca McWilliams of the Quincy Climate Action Network provides information about Chasing Ice, a documentary to be shown at the Thomas Crane Public Library on May 29th, and about the Quincy Climate Action Network.

Celebrate Our Oceans

Sally Owen of the Quincy Environmental Treasures Program and Peter Fifield provide details about a low-tide walking tour of Raccoon Island on April 5th and all the activities taking place in August to Celebrate Our Oceans.

Go Places @your Library: Morocco

A presentation by Barry Pell will hi-light the traditions, ceremonies and the people of Morocco during a presentation at 7:00 p.m. on April 17.

April Programs for Children

Children's Librarian Julie Rines talks about programs for children in April.

Concert at the Crane - Vanessa Holroyd and Barabara Poeschl-Edrich

Vanessa Holroyd (flute) and Barabara Poeschl-Edrich (harp) will perform at the Thomas Crane Public Library as part of the Concert at the Crane series on Sunday, March 23rd.

Your Big Backyard - Vernal Pools

Jonathan Twining, professor of environmental science at Eastern Nazarene College, discusses his presentation, to be held on March 11th at the Thomas Crane Public Library, about vernal pools and their need for the survival of rare amphibians.

February Children's Programs

Children's Librarian Julie Rines talks about the throughout the month of February at the Thomas Crane Library, including programs during vacation week.

Historical Swords for Teens

Gina Favata, the young adult and adult services librarian at the Thomas Crane Library, talks about a program about swords, aimed at middle and high school students, to take place on Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m.

Concert at the Crane: Mark Leighton & Peter H. Bloom

Musicians Mark Leighton and Peter H. Bloom will perform at the Thomas Crane Library as part of the library's "Concert at the Crane" series on February 23rd at 3pm in the Richardson Room.

Concert at the Crane: Gil Aharon Trio

The Gill Aharon Trio previews their concert held at the Thomas Crane Public Library on January 26, 2014.

Concert at the Crane: Luis Leguia, Solo Cello Recital

World renowned cellist Luis Leguia gives a preview of his performance at the Thomas Crane Public Library on January 12, 2014.

College Fair

Gina Favata, librarian at the Thomas Crane Library, and Andrea Craig, of Quincy Community Action Programs, discuss a college fair that will be held on December 7th at the main branch of the library featuring nine local colleges.

The Kennedy Assassination

Local historian Chris Daley talks about his presentation regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to be held on November 21st at the Thomas Crane Library.

Environmental Treasures: Hotels of Houghs Neck

Sally Owens of the Quincy Environmental Treasures Program and presenters Patti Williams and Peter Sault discuss a presentation held on November 7th about the hotels of Houghs Neck when the peninsula was a popular resort destination.

October Children's Programs

Children's Librarian Julie Rines talks about the various children's activities planned for the month of October, 2013.

Family Wellness Fair

Assistant Director Clayton Cheever and Kim Chan, Outreach Coordinator for the Home Care Division at South Shore Hospital, discuss the Family Wellness Fair held at the Library on Saturday, October 5.

September Job Seminars and Career Fair

Laura Hoitt from the Quincy Career Center talks about September seminars at the library to help job seekers and the job fair held on Thursday, September 26.

Restoring Our Coasts

Sally Owen of the Quincy Environmental Treasures Program talks about a program featuring Dr. Anamarija Frankic at the Library on September 9th. The program, entitled "Restoring Our Coasts," focused on the new field of biomimicry and how it can be used to restore our coastal environment.

August Children's Programs

Children's Librarian Julie Rines talks about the various children's activities throughout the month of August, 2013.

Concert on the Lawn - A Tribute to Peter, Paul, & Mary

Rick Fetters discusses "A Tribute to Peter, Paul & Mary," a library concert on the lawn held on July 25th. A performance by Fetters, Andy Daigle and Judy Daigle follows the interview.

Concert on the Lawn - Paul Agnew & the Capavella Quintet

Paul Agnew and John Capavella discuss the concert on the lawn held on July 18th. The concert featured American songbook favorites, Broadway, Dixieland, jazz and patriotic sing-a-longs.

Stroyteller

Storyteller Sharon Kennedy discusses her appearance at the Library on July 9th, featuring stories learned from her recent trip to Ghana.

Introductions and Guides to Library Services

Adult Literacy Volunteer Opportunities

Mary Diggle, director of the Adult Literacy program at the Thomas Crane Public Library, discusses volunteer opportunities in the month of January.

Literacy Volunteer Orientation

Mary Diggle discusses the Literacy Volunteer program and the orientation held on August 27, 2013.

 


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