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.

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. 

Cast Your Vote!
From November 1st through December 15th
Main Library Children's Room
Beginning on the 1st of November, cast your vote for your favorite story book character. Each time you visit the library from the beginning of November through mid-December, pick up a ticket at the Children's circulation desk and cast your vote for either your picture book or chapter book favorite. After all of the votes are tallied we'll have a celebration for the chapter book winner on Friday, January 20th, and the picture book winner on Saturday, January 21st. 

Lighthouse Keeper: A Story Concert
Saturday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m.
For Families with Young Children 
Main Library Meeting Room
Lighthouse Keeper tells through music and narration the story of Abbie Burgess Grant, the 19th century teenager who tended a lighthouse off the coast of Maine during a great Nor'easter, saving the lives of countless sailors. Brittens Simple Symphony is a piece of dynamic and contrasting movements, built on themes Britten composed when he himself was a young child. 

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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