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.

School Vacation Week Movies
Join us during Quincy Public Schools winter vacation week for three movies at three of our locations. Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. 

Cinderella
Monday, December 28th at 2:00 p.m.
North Quincy Branch
Rated PG, 100 minutes

Kenneth Branagh directs Disney's 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, which stars Lily James as the put-upon young woman forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) after her father dies unexpectedly. Forced to do every menial chore imaginable, Ella maintains her good spirits and eventually strikes up a friendship with a stranger in the woods who turns out to be the prince. When the royal court holds a gala ball, Cinderella wants nothing more than to attend, and although her stepmother won't allow it, she gets help from a surprising source.

Inside Out
Tuesday, December 29th at 10:00 a.m.
Adams Shore Branch
Rated PG, 100 minutes
Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girls who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter. Young Riley was perfectly content with her life when her father landed a new job in San Francisco and the family moved across the country. Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a nw city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. As Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling), and Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) make the transition a bit more complicated.

Big Hero 6
Wednesday, December 30th at 10:00 a.m.
Main Library Meeting Room
Rated PG, 100 minutes
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon, and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6." 

Preschool Discovery
Friday, January 15th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Main Library Meeting Room
For preschoolers and up, with an adult
Have you seen Preschool Discovery @Wollaston on our calendars but haven't been able to make it to the program? If so, here's a chance for you and your preschooler to try some hands on science at the main library. Stop by with your preschooler any time from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. to do some fun simple science together. We'll be exploring colors at this program so come sort, mix and more! Make some fizzy colored foam and try out a fancy-sounding but really easy color chromatography experiment. Activities, experiments and instructions will be provided. No registration required. 

Toddler Drive-In
Tuesday, January 19th at 10:00 a.m.
Adams Shore Branch Library
Ages 2-3 with an adult
Calling all toddlers! Join us to make your own cardboard carton 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.

LEGO Building Day
Wednesday, January 20th from 1:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Wollaston Branch Library
5 and up (toys will be available for younger children) 
Drop in any time until right before we close for some free-play LEGO building. Grab some LEGO bricks and build a boat, a spaceship, a castle, anything you want. Then toss them back and make something else. LEGO mus be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents, please note that regular LEGO are intended for children ages 5 and up. DUPLO and other building toys will be available for younger children to play with at the same time. No registration required. 

Mother Goose & Little Bo Peep
Thursday, January 21st at 10:00 a.m.
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 4 months through 3 years with an adult
Join children's librarians Jane Miller and Gail Columbare as they present Mother Goose and Little Bo Peep: A Nursery Rhyme and Song Extravaganza. This is a fun-filled program of stories and songs for young children. No registration required. 

AAARGH! Pirates at the Library!
Monday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m.
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 2-5 with an adult
Children are invited to don their best pirate gear (if they want to) and join children's librarian Cathy deVeer for stories, songs and activities about pirates on the high seas - and at home. Learn "How I Became a Pirate" and defend yourself or prepare to walk the plank!

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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