Ride, skate, bike or walk, but travel on down to Quincy Public Library for the Have Book-Will Travel Summer Reading kick-off on June 1 from 10 am to 2 pm. Get started with a summer of fun activities and new adventures for all ages!
Join us this summer as we travel around Quincy and travel through the magic of books to explore new ideas and places. Reservations are required for Have Book-Will Travel Summer Reading programs and may be made two weeks prior to each event.
Introducing Renaissance Readers
Quincy Public Library's newest book discussion group, Renaissance Readers, will discuss primarily nonfiction and classic novels, and meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 am. Please contact Misty at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. To learn more about all the book groups at QPL, click here.
When: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM Where: Large Meeting Room
When World War I hero Alvin York agreed to sell the movie rights to his life story to Warner Bros., it was on three conditions: (1) That the film contains no phony heroics, (2) that Mrs.York not be played by a Hollywood "glamour girl" and (3) That Gary Cooper portray York on screen. All three conditions were met, and the result is one of the finest and most inspirational biographies ever committed to celluloid.
When: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM Where: Large Meeting Room
Gary Cooper plays Alvin York, the real-life country lad and sharpshooter drafted to fight during World War I but blocked from killing by his pacifist sentiments. Howard Hawks makes a rousing, heroic film out of the tale, and Cooper gives one of his best performances (for which he won an Oscar).
When: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where: Small Conference Room
Get your Wii on at the Quincy Public Library as the library launches its new gaming program for teens called Wii Wednesdays. Teens are invited to come and duke it out for the title of Wii bowler, tennis pro, dance queen and other Wii accolades. Every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. the Wii cart will be set up in the large meeting room at the back of the building by the movie area. After a hectic day at school, teens can take some time out to relax, gather with friends, share a snack and beat their BFF at Super Mario 2 or Just Dance 2. Games provided include Super Mario 2, Wii Sports, FlingSmash and Just Dance 2. So tap into your inner star and grab your controllers as you get down to the new renovated library for some gaming fun!