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.

While we don't have any one-time special events in October, what we do have is a number of brand new monthly programs! Take a look below for a list of what we're adding to our monthly calendar or check over on the Monthly Events page for full details of what's going on this month!

  • Children's Movie Matinees @North Quincy
    A different children's movie every Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
    October's movies are:
    10/16 - Hoot, rated PG, 91 min
    10/23 - LEGO Batman, rated PG, 104 min
    10/30 - Monsters, Inc., rated PG, 92 min 
    November's movies are:
    11/6 - Captain Underpants, rated PG, 89 min
    11/13 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, rated PG, 90 min
    11/20 - Jumanji (1995), rated PG, 104 min
    11/27 - Because of Winn Dixie, rated PG, 106 min
  • Middle School STEAM
    A new science and art program for middle schoolers every 2nd Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library. We'll explore a different Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math topic each month.
    October: 10/10 - Art with acrylics
    November: 11/14 - Engineering - Make a Rube Goldberg Device
  • Chickadees Book Club
    A new weekly book club for 1st and 2nd graders, meeting at the Main Library on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. Join us to hear a new chapter of a book each week, then talk about what we've read so far. This program will start in November. 
    Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. on October 31st. Register online or call the Children's Room at 617-376-2411. 
  • Monthly Children's Movie Matinee @Adams Shore
    Every third Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Adams Shore meeting room we'll be showing a different children's movie. 
    October: 10/19 - Goosebumps, rated PG, 103 min 
    November: Ratatouille, rated G, 111 min
  • Preschool Discovery @North Quincy
    Our monthly science program from the Wollaston Library will now get an encore at the North Quincy Library every fourth Saturday after the fourth Saturday storytime. From 11:00 a.m. to noon, drop in with your preschooler to do some simple science. 
    October: 10/28 - Colors
    November: 11/25 - Space

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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