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.

Movie Matinee @North Quincy - Trolls
Tuesday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG - Run time: 90 min.
North Quincy Branch
Enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs. 

Harry Potter Day
Wednesday, April 19th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This program is only for middle and high school age children and teens - Parents, there will be a Harry Potter event for younger children this summer!
Main Library
Would you like to attend Hogwarts? Muggles ages 10 and older are invited to visit Hogwarts (at the Main Library). Find out if you have what it takes to become a wizard. To test your wizarding aptitude you will be sorted into houses and assigned three timed tasks: A History of Magic Quiz (trivia), Potions Lab, and a scavenger hunt. Weather permitting, there will also be a Quidditch demonstration on the front lawn. The afternoon will end with snacks and prizes at the Yule Ball. Anyone sorted after 1:15 will not be able to compete for House points.

Harry Potter Book Club @Wollaston
Wednesday, April 19th 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 April we'll be reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Movie Matinee @ Adams Shore: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Thursday, April 20th at 1:30 p.m.
Rated PG13 - Run time: 157 minutes
It's Harry Potter's fourth term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Harry, Ron and Hermione look forward to the International Quidditch finals. Harry dreams of spending time with the alluring Cho Chang. He wants to be a normal 14 year old wizard. But Harry is not normal, even by wizarding standards. This term, for the first time in hundreds of years, a competition will be held between three schools of wizardry, and contestants will be magically chosen for the very dangerous event. Now, as Harry's lightning scar burns, indicating the presence of the evil Lord Voldemort, the Goblet of Fire makes its final selection for the competition: Harry Potter.

Movie Matinee @The Main Library: Moana
Friday, April 21st at 10:00 a.m.
Rated PG - Run time: 110 min. 
Main Library Meeting Room
Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island's fishermen can't catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti's heart. And so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. 

Puppet Show with Diane Kordas
Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 3-8
Main Library Meeting Room
Join puppeteer Diane Kordas for The Hungry Caterpillar and Forest Folktales, a family puppet show. This show will include three family-friendly stories. Meet a bear who learns not to distub the bee family, a rabbit who wants to go to the moon, and a hungry caterpillar named Carlos who gets big, makes a chrysalis, and well, you know what happens! Bright, beautiful puppets, fun action, and audience participation make this show a family favorite! 

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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