Special Events

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Join us for special events such as concerts, storytellers and more!
Registration may be required and limited to Quincy residents. Please see the individual events for details and check back here often for upcoming special events. All of our programs are sponsored and supported by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Homework Help
Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Children in grades 1-6
Main Library Children's Room
Our Homework Help program returns this school year beginning on Monday, October 3rd. Children in grades 1 through 6 are invited to stop by the children's room on Monday and Wednesday afternoons throughout the fall to get homework assistance from high school tutors. Students must be able to communicate with tutors in English.

Snowman Craft @ North Quincy
January 3rd - 5th
All Ages
North Quincy Branch Library
Longing to build a snowman? Stop by the North Quincy Branch Library during open library hours three days this month and make a snowman mobile to take home. No registration required.

Toddler Drive-In @ Adams Shore
Tuesday, January 10th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 2-3 years, accompanied by an adult
Adams Shore Branch Library
Calling all toddlers! Join us to make your own cardboard cartoon car! Then rev up your engines for a trip to the drive-in where we will sit in our new cars and watch a short video. No registration required. 

Harry Potter Book Club @ Wollaston
Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m.
Kids, Teens, Adults
Wollaston Branch Library
Join us as we read our way through the Harry Potter series, one book per month from January through July! Whether it's your first time reading the books or you have them all memorized, you're welcome to come talk about Harry Potter with us at the Wollaston Branch. For January we'll be reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. 

Celebrate our Storybook Election Winners

  • Greg Heffley - winner of the chapter book election
    Friday, January 20th at 3:00 p.m.
    Main Library Children's Room
    Games, doodles, trivia and more!
  • Elephant and Piggie - winners of the picture book election
    Saturday, January 21st at 10:00 a.m.
    Main Library Children's Room
    Games, crafts and more! 

Wintersong Fest Concert with Jeannie Mack
Thursday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult
Main Library
Calling all kids aged 5 and under! Have fun celebrating winter with Jeannie Mack! Come sing and act out songs about making snowmen, twirling around like snowflakes, sledding down hills, and drinking hot chocolate - to mention just a few. Clap along, dance, and enjoy hand play games with Jeannie, all to do with the magic of winter! No registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. 

Programs for Middle Schoolers
Every 4th Tuesday evening - January 1/24 at 7:00 p.m.
Main Library
Middle school students are invited to join Young Adult Librarian Kerri Darcy for programs just for middle schoolers. Video gaming, crafts and more! Join our Middle School Advisory Board on the second Tuesday of each month and help decide what programs we'll be offering. The first meeting will be on January 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Crane Library Bookstore is Open!
Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Shop for great deals on gently used books, audios and videos for all ages every Thursday between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and every Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Park in the library parking lot on Washington St. and walk around the front of the library to enter the bookstore from Spear St.  The bookstore is run entirely by Friends of the Library volunteers and all proceeds support library programs and services for all ages.

Other Special Events
Check the Calendar of Events or subscribe to the library's monthly email newsletter to find out about other special events happening through the year and during school vacation weeks.


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