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May 2017
Volume 14, Number 5

Closed for Memorial Day

All library locations will be closed all day on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular operations will resume on Tuesday, May 30. Remember you can visit us online anytime

New Mobile Device Charging Station

charging stationSecurely charge your cell phone or tablet in our new self-serve mobile device charging station at the Main Library. Pick your own PIN and get an hour of rapid charging inside a secure locker. It couldn’t be easier! The charging station is located right across from the checkout desk on the middle floor. Try it out!.

We're very grateful to the Thomas Crane Public Library Foundation for funding this new service.

Learn with Lynda

Whether you want to dive in and pursue a clear path to a new technical or creative future, try out a course or two in something you think you may want to learn more about, or search full transcripts to figure out how to do that one thing you just haven’t been able to figure out on your own, Lynda has you covered. Free for all library card holders who live in Quincy, what are you waiting for? Learn something new today!















Program Highlights

View our online calendar for details about all the programs happening at the Library. Some of the highlights include:


meetup logoAre you in your 20s or 30s? Looking for things to do in Quincy and opportunities to meet new people your age? Our 20/30something librarians are planning some events just for you! We hope you'll drop by the Main Library this month for these fun activities. Make sure you join our Meetup group to find out about even more events. These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Thursday Movies

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Join us every Thursday in May for this month's screenings of critically acclaimed newly released movies, sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. Get details by clicking individual titles, or visit this webpage. Get in the mood with previews:

Wednesday Matinees @North Quincy

The North Quincy Branch, shows matinees every Wednesday starting at 2:00 p.m.

Book Discussions

All our book discussions are open to all readers and no advance registration is required. New participants are always welcome. To see a list of upcoming book club meeting dates and book titles, check out our Book Clubs page. Copies of current titles are available for pickup at the Main Library checkout desk.

  • World Literature Book Club

    book coverThis discussion group meets one Friday a month at 10:00 a.m. (usually the second Friday) and focuses on world literature. On Friday, May 5, we will discuss The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. For more information, call Julie at 617-376-1332.

  • Booked for Lunch

    Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Bring a brown bag lunch—or grab a sandwich or salad at the library café—and join other readers for an informal conversation about books on the first or second Friday of each month. The next meeting will be on Friday, May 5, from 12 noon to 1:00 the Main Library atrium. The group meets near the café—just look for the brown Booked for Lunch sign on the table. Drop in anytime and check out this friendly group!

  • Harry Potter Book Club @Wollaston Branch

    book jacketAre you a Harry Potter fan? Have you read the books several times or are you just discovering Harry for the first time? Harry fans of all ages are invited to join us from January to July at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday evening of each month at the Wollaston Branch Library as we discuss each Harry Potter book in turn. Stop by the Main Library to pick up a copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to read for our meeting on May 17.

On Exhibit: Spring Into Art

QAA Spring Into Art 2016

This month we are honored to once again host the Quincy Art Associations annual art show, Spring Into Art. Every year this show takes over our atrium with amazing local talent in many different mediums. It is a judged show so come early to see it fresh, then come back later in the month to see which pieces take top prize. A reception, when the prizes will be awarded, will happen on Sunday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m.

Are you an artist or do you know someone whose art you think would fit well in the library? Please submit an application to be considered!

May Programs Just for Kids

As always, there is a lot going on for kids at the library this month with programs every Saturday, homework help every Monday and Wednesday, and so much more. Visit our Events and Storytimes page to learn about everything that is happening. Don’t miss the Caterpillar Lab on Saturday, May 13!

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