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.

Parent-Child Reading Club - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Fridays at 3:00 p.m. for four weeks: October 14, 21, 28 and November 4
Parents with children aged 5-7 years old
Main Library Large Meeting Room
Grace Su of the Boston Chinese Neighborhood Center will present a four week bilingual (Chinese and English) parent and child reading club. This program will be facilitated in English and Mandarin OR Cantonese. This program provides an opportunity for parents to learn about their child's reading level through story-telling and activities, offers a reading/learning space for both parent and child and encourages parent-child bonding, promotes children's interest in reading and knowledge about the Chinese culture, and gives parents an opportunity to get to know other parents in the community!
Space is limited and registration is required. Registration begins on Monday, October 3rd. 
Please contact Grace Su at the Boston Chinese Neighborhood Center to register: Click here to register online, click here to register by email, or register by phone at 617-635-5129 x1039.

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.

Go Places @your Library: The Antarctic Seas
Tuesday, October 3rd at 1:30 p.m.
Main Library Computer Lab (2nd floor)
North Quincy biology teacher Cara Pekarcik is spending six weeks this fall in from the Southern Ocean off the coast of Antarctica working with research teams from the University of Rhode Island, Old Dominion University, and the University of South Florida. She is traveling aboard the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer to the Southern Ocean to collect plankton samples and study the interactions of these organisms with their environment. She will be visiting the library in person on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. to share her story but you can join us in October for a special live webinar with Cara and their team on their research vessel, all the way from the Southern Ocean! Cara is keeping a journal during her travels and encourages you to follow along with the PolarTREC website.

Dinoman Dinosaurs!
Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 3 and up accompanied by an adult
Main Library
Join us for our first Science Saturday program of the school year! How do we know dinosaurs were here? How were they made? With magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props, Dinoman will take us on a trip through the Mesozoic era. You won't want to miss this show and the chance to get up close to some huge inflatable dinosaurs! 

Movie @ Adams Shore: Hocus Pocus
Monday, October 31st at 6:30 p.m.
Rated PG, run time 96 min
Adams Shore Branch Library
Join us on Halloween for this silly spooky classic. It will put a spell on you!
Halloween night will never be the same after three 17th century witches are accidentally conjured up in present-day Salem, where they brew a hilarious cauldron of mischief and mayhem. Bette Midler stars with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, bringing her outrageous antics to this fun-filled tale of madness, mayhem, and witchcraft. 

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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