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.

Toddler Drive-In
Main Library Meeting Room
Wednesday, January 21st at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 2-3, accompanied by an adult
Calling all toddlers! Join us to make your own cardboard cartoon 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 is required.

Playtime for Little Ones
Main Library Meeting Room
Tuesday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 0-2, accompanied by an adult
Put on your dancing shoes and get your singing voice in tune for an hour of playtime with your tots. Join Mrs. Miller for an hour of fun full of bells and balls, scarves and rhythm sticks and, of course, bubbles. Come in out of the cold for a play date full of music and fun. No registration is required.

Meet the Instruments
Main Library Children's Room
Tuesday, February 17th at 10:30 a.m.
All Ages
Join us in the Children's room to meet a couple members of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and their instruments. The musicians will play a couple of pieces and introduce us to their instruments. At the end of the program children will get a chance to examine the instruments up close. On Sunday, February 22nd additional members of the symphony will present a concert in our atrium! See our calendar for details.

Grab Bag Art at Adams Shore
Adams Shore Branch
Tuesday, February 17th from 2:00 to 4:00
All Ages
Stop by the Adams Shore Branch any time between 2:00 and 4:00 and get crafty. Grab some craft materials and make something at the branch. This program is for children of all ages, some smaller children will need an adult's help to make some projects.

LEGO Building at Wollaston
Wollaston Branch
Wednesday, February 18th from 2:00 to 3:00
Ages 4+
Drop in at the Wollaston branch any time between 2:00 and 3:00 for free play and LEGO building. Grab some LEGO bricks and build a boat, a spaceship, a double-decker couch - anything you want, then toss them back and try to make something else. LEGOs must be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents, please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO, and are not appropriate for smaller children.

Lunar New Year Craft
Main Library Children's Room
Thursday, February 19th from 2:00 to 4:00
All Ages
Celebrate the Year of the Sheep by making your own sheep puppet to take home. Drop by the Children's Room to make your puppet any time between 2:00 and 4:00.

AbraKidabra Magic Show with Mike Bent
Main Library Meeting Room
Friday, February 20th at 10:00 a.m.
All Ages
"Best of Boston" award winning magician Mike Bent will be presenting the AbraKidabra Magic Show, a secret blend of amazing magic, hilarious kid-friendly comedy and tons of audience interaction and participation. The result is a laugh-out-loud rolling-in-the-aisles morning of magic and mirth. This program is recommended for magic lovers of all ages, especially children ages 3-10 accompanied by an adult.

More new hours at the branches!
Last fall the Adams Shore, North Quincy and Wollaston branches all got more open hours and this fall we're adding even more! Beginning in September the new hours will be:

Adams Shore North Quincy Wollaston
Monday 1-9
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 1-5
Thursday 1-5 
Monday 1-5
Tuesday 1-9
Wednesday 1-5
Thursday 1-5
Saturday 9-1 
Monday 1-5
Tuesday 1-5
Wednesday 1-9
Thursday 9-5 





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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