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.
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.
Full STEAM Ahead: Caterpillar Lab
Saturday, May 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Main Library Meeting Room
Visit with the Caterpillar Lab and meet some little-known native critters! This program will feature a huge variety of New England caterpillar species munching on their food plants right in front of you. There will be plenty to see and touch! Educators from The Caterpillar Lab in Keene, NH will teach you all about metamorphosis and tell incredible true stories about the creatures' strange and surprising adaptations. This program is well suited for the inquiring family and seasoned naturalist alike! No registration is required.
Harry Potter Book Club @Wollaston
Wednesday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Kids, Teens, Adults
Wollaston Branch Library
Join us as we read our way through the Harry Potter series, one book per month from January through July! Whether it's your first time reading the books or you have them all memorized, you're welcome to come talk about Harry Potter with us at the Wollaston Branch. Younger children may need an adult to stay with them during the discussion.
For May we'll be reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Movie Matinee @Adams Shore: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Thursday, May 18th at 1:30 p.m.
Rated PG-13 - Run time: 138 minutes
Adams Shore Branch Library
After a loneyly summer on Privet Drive, Harry returns to a Hogwarts full of ill-fortune. Few of the students and parents believe him or Dumbledore that Voldemort is really back. The ministry has decided to step in by appointing a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, who proves to be the nastiest person Harry has ever encountered. Harry also can't help stealing glances at the beautiful Cho Chang. To top it off are dreams Harry can't explain and a mystery behind something Voldemort is searching for. Thus, Harry begins one of his toughest years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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.