Saturday, March 12, 2011

Quincy Sun Promotes Thomas Crane Library

The March 10 issue of the Quincy Sun featured three articles about programs at the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy, Massachusetts. These two are clipped from Page 8. I posted this after the paper was published, and after attending the Rum-Soaked Crooks concert. It was a blast to hear sea shantey music reverberate in the rotunda and throughout the magnificant library. Luckily the library is large enough, with sufficient discreet and remote places, that anyone bothered by the sound had a number of options to find a quiet place to read or study.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Children's Reading but Not For Children

The headline doesn't tell the whole story, but the story does... Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy kicked off a reading and discussion program for adults to revisit books written for children, but "not for children only." Returning to the grammar school of one's childhood, with the fixtures and furniture so much closer to the floor than we remember, makes very real the passage of time and the strangers we have become to the children we once were. So too, reading with adult experience that which once was taken from a child's perspective can be eerie and delightful. Come, read, discuss! Thanks to the Quincy Sun for helping promote our program.