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.

New hours at the branches!
Did you see that the Adams Shore, North Quincy and Wollaston branches have new hours? Each of the three smaller branch libraries now has an additional four open hours per week. Adams Shore will be open until 9pm on Mondays, Wollaston will be open until 9pm on Wednesdays and North Quincy will be open 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. See below for a new program we've added at North Quincy during these additional hours!

Children's Movie: Frozen
Wednesday, April 23rd, 10 a.m.
Main Library Meeting Room
Rated PG, run time 108 minutes
After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into an eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen, Elsa, her sister, fearless optimist Anna, teams up with rough-hewn mountaineer Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister, Elsa, and break the icy spell.

Whales in Your Backyard
Thursday, April 24th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Main Library
Recommended for ages 4-12 and their families.
Discover whales in your backyard, hosted by Anne-Marie Runfols, volunteer program coordinator at Stellwagon Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the sanctuary ambassador team. Come for the full event or stop by for just a few minutes to try an activity or listen to a story. No registration required.

  • Tour a life size North Atlantic right whale calf
  • Eat like a whale
  • Try on a blubber glove
  • Fish for Sanctuary facts
  • Make whale origami and more

NEW! Storytime With Cheryl at North Quincy
Saturday, 4/26, 10:00 a.m.
North Quincy Branch Library
Ages 2-5
Join storyteller Cheryl Dunford for a bilingual family storytime full of stories, songs, rhymes and more for toddlers and preschoolers accompanied by an adult. Have fun with stories and songs and maybe learn a little Chinese. No registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

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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