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.

Children's Movie: Frozen
North Quincy Branch
Monday, December 29th at 2:00 p.m.
After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen, Elsa, her sister, fearless optimist Anna, teams up with rough-hewn mountaineer Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions and a hilarioud snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister, Elsa, and break the icy spell.
Rated PG
Runtime 108 minutes 

Drop-In Craft: New Year's Masks
Main Library Children's Room
Tuesday, December 30th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All Ages
Stop by any time between 2:00 and 4:00 to create a marvellous mask to welcome the New Year. This craft is fun for all - make your mask as plain or as fancy as you like! No registration required. 

Mother Goose & Little Bo-Peep
Main Library Meeting Room
Saturday, January 3rd at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 4 months to 3 years, accompanied by 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 small children. No registration is required. Space is limited to the first 125 people; when we reach the capacity of the meeting room we will close the doors. Limited to Quincy residents.

Snow Party
Main Library Meeting Room
Friday, January 9th
Ages 3-5
Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer to celebrate SNOW with stories, songs and games, all about having fun in the winter. No registration is required.

Preschool Block Party
Main Library Meeting Room
Monday, January 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult
Come on in for a morning full of building! Drop in any time from 10:00 to 11:30 and build towers, castles, bridges and more. Use big blocks or small blocks, wood or foam. Work together and see just how tall you can go! No registration is required.

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.

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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