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Come and play some of the hottest new titles, and re-experience the classics at our Video Game Night! We have both brand new, and lots of classic, multiplayer games for you and friends to enjoy! We also are a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering spot and welcome players of all skill levels! We have an XBOX One and a PS4 with lots of new, hit multiplayer titles. Fan of the classics? We have an SNES, XBox 360, and a Nintendo Wii with lots of classic video game compilations on them. Other retro systems and games might also make an appearance as well. Hope to see you, and be sure to bring a friend!
Craft & Conversation is back! Drop by the table near the DVDs on the first floor with your project for some socializing with fellow crafters the first Monday of the month. Your project can be a piece of knitting, crochet, beading, quilting, weaving — whatever you would like to work on while we chat. This is not an instruction program, rather it is a good way to meet others and get ideas for your next project. Please be aware this is an program series for adults of all ages.
Don't know much about one of our local heroes, John Quincy Adams? Neither do we, but we're going to learn about him! Join us on May 13 at 7 p.m. at Idle Hour as we discuss John Quincy Adams by Harlow Giles Unger. From Goodreads: He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the annexation of Florida, and won the Supreme Court decision that freed the African captives of The Amistad. He served his nation as minister to six countries, secretary of state, senator, congressman, and president. John Quincy Adams was all of these things and more. In this masterful biography, award winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals Quincy Adams as a towering figure in the nation's formative years and one of the most courageous figures in American history, which is why he ranked first in John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage. A magisterial biography and a sweeping panorama of American history from the Washington to Lincoln eras, Unger's John Quincy Adams follows one of America's most important yet least-known figures. **We're also going on a totally optional tour of the Adams National Historic on May 18. Message us here to find out where and when we're meeting exactly. If you'd like to participate in this meetup, stop by the circulation desk at the Main branch (40 Washington St.) and ask for copies of the books; they are held at the desk under the Grownups 20/30s book club account. There is also an audiobook on Hoopla (https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10024289) and an audiobook (https://ocln.overdrive.com/media/911687) and ebook (https://ocln.overdrive.com/media/1055730) on Overdrive. Then, just meet at Idle Hour on May 13 and join us ready to talk about what you liked and didn't like about the book. If you're on Goodreads, friend us (http://www.goodreads.com/thomascranelibrary) 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!
The North Quincy library is a new Fireside Gathering spot! We'd like to invite the community to take advantage of our evening hours, spacious meeting room, and free WiFi to play Hearthstone in a welcoming, inclusive space. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month! Who's invited: The North Quincy library welcomes local players of all ages and skill levels to a Fireside Gathering! We offer no prizes other then having fun and meeting new friends.