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Library Art Exhibits
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: 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.
Holmes celebrates painting by crafting works that explore many artistic personalities with an impressionistic feel that cannot be tied down to a specific style. She has pursued a number of recent projects ranging from old world faux frescoes to complex architectural works to splashy expressionistic aerial interpretations of seaside towns. Her work has won numerous awards and her paintings are owned by private individuals as well as corporate collectors.
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
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 to be 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.
Summer Storyteller Series - Sharon Kennedy
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
Librarian Diane Costagliola talks about Zinio, a new platform now available that allows you to read magazines online.
Quincy CAN Kill-A-Watt
Find out about the library's Kill A Watt program in this interview with Quincy Climate Action Network's Rebecca McWilliams.
Literacy Volunteer Orientation
Mary Diggle discusses the Literacy Volunteer program and the orientation held on August 27th.