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.

Storytime with Blue Dog
Monday, 12/4 at 3:30 p.m.
Main Library Large Meeting Room
Ages 3 and up, accompanied by an adult
Join us while members of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for female educators, will be presenting two books to the library. As part of the presentation there will be a special reading of the books, Why is Blue Dog Blue? and Are You Blue Dog's Friend? by George Rodrigue, followed by a special craft. No registration required.

Family Film at Adams Shore: A Christmas Story
Monday, 12/18 at 6:30 p.m. (run time: 94 min)
Rated PG
Adams Shore Branch Library
In this holiday classic, Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the '40's, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift.

School Vacation Week Events

  • LEGO Building at Wollaston
    Wednesday, 12/27, 1:30-8:30 p.m.
    Ages 5+
    Wollaston Branch Library
    Drop in any time during the day or evening and grab some LEGO bricks to 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 that the LEGO are intended for older children. DUPLO and other building toys will be available for younger children.
  • Preschool Discovery at North Quincy
    Thursday, 12/28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Ages 3+
    North Quincy Branch Library
    Come in for this special presentation of Preschool Discovery on a weekday at North Quincy! We'll be learning about animals this month. Look at paw prints, sort some animals, find out what keeps animals warm in the water, and more!
  • Children's Movie Matinee at Adams Shore: Elf
    Thursday, 12/28, 2:30 p.m. (run time: 97 min)
    Rated PG
    Adams Shore Branch Library
    After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to New York in search of his true identity.
  • Children's Movie Matinee at the Main Library: Cars 3
    Friday, 12/29, 10:00 a.m. (run time 102 min)
    Rated G
    Main Library Large Meeting Room
    Blindsided by a new generation of blazing fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race rechnician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage!

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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