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.

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. 

Harry Potter Book Club
Every Third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m, beginning January 18th
All Ages (Adults, Teens, Kids, all welcome!)
Wollaston Branch Library
Are you a Harry Potter fan? Have you read the books several times or are you just discovering Harry for the first time? Harry fans of all ages are invited to join us once a month from January through July to discuss each Harry Potter book in turn. Beginning on December 19th, stop by the Main Library to pick up a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to read for the first meeting on January 18th.

Mother Goose and Little Bo-Peep: A Nursery Rhyme and Song Extravaganza
Thursday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m.
4 months to 3 years old, accompanied by an adult
Main Library Meeting Room
Join children's librarians Jane Miller and Gail Columbare for a fun-filled program of stories and songs for young children. No registration required!
School Vacation Week Events 

  • Movie Matinee - The Jungle Book (2016)
    Tuesday, 12/27 at 2:00 p.m.
    Rated PG - Runtime 105 minutes
    North Quincy Branch Library
    Join us for a showing of the new live action Jungle Book! In this reimagining of the classic collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, visually stunning CGI creates the community of animals surrounding Mowgli, a human boy adopted by a pack of wolves.
    Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
  • Harry Potter Hogwarts Training Academy with Jungle Jim
    Wednesday, 12/28 at 2:00 p.m.
    Ages 4-10 years old
    Main Library Meeting Room
    Are you ready to be a wizard? Join Quincy favorite Jungle Jim for a fabulously funny visit to Hogwarts. This is a fully interactive program that prepares participants to become wizards themselves! Professor Jungle-Flick teaches children how to perform their own magic, play some Quidditch and even learn Defense Against the Dark Arts! You don't have to be familiar with the Harry Potter stories to have fun at this show!
    Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
  • LEGO Building
    Thursday, 12/29 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Ages 5 and up
    Wollaston Branch Library
    Drop in for some free-play 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. All LEGO must be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents, please note regular LEGO are intended for children ages 5 and older. DUPLO and other building toys will be available for younger children.
  • Movie Matinee - Finding Dory
    Friday, 12/30 at 10:00 a.m.
    Rated PG - Runtime 103 minutes
    Main Library Meeting Room
    Lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents. With the help of young clown fish Nemo and his dad Marlin, Dory heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.
    Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
  • Happy Noon Year's Eve!
    Saturday, December 31st from 11:00 a.m. to noon
    All Ages
    Main Library Children's Room
    Too young to stay awake until midnight? Join us in the Children's Room to celebrate 2017 a little early with a craft, stories, dancing and of course a countdown at noon!

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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