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.
Wintersong Fest Concert with Jeannie Mack
Thursday, January 26th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult
Calling all kids aged 5 and under! Have fun celebrating winter with Jeannie Mack! Come sing and act out songs about making snowmen, twirling around like snowflakes, sledding down hills, and drinking hot chocolate - to mention just a few. Clap along, dance, and enjoy hand play games with Jeannie, all to do with the magic of winter! No registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
Harry Potter Book Club @Wollaston
Wednesday, February 15th 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. For February we'll be reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
School Vacation Week Events
- Movie Matinee @ Adams Shore: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Tuesday, 2/21 at 10:00 a.m.
Rated PG - Run time: 161 min
Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione return for a second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where it isn't too long before they discovery something is amiss: Students are petrified like statues, threats are written in blood on the walls, and a deadly monster is on the loose. It seems that someone has opened the mysterious Chamber of Secrets, letting loose the monster and all its calamitous powers. Can Harry and his friends figure out who did it before it's too late?
- Collage Art @ Adams Shore
Wednesday, 2/22 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Stop by the Adams Shore Branch Library to make a collage. Use words and pictures from old magazines and catalogs as the base for your creation and then embellish it with other odds and ends.
- Board Game Night @ Wollaston
Wednesday, 2/22 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Ages 3 to Adult
Join us at the Wollaston Branch Library to play some board games. We'll have old favorites like Candyland and Scrabble as well as some less familiar games like Qeirkle and Snail's Pace Race. Most games will be suitable for school age children, though there will be a few for younger children to play as well. Adults may find some games they want to try out themselves, with or without their children!
- Celebrate Winter with the Snow Princess @ The Main Library
Thursday, 2/23 at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 2 and older, accompanied by an adult - Younger children may enjoy the songs and stories but find the more active parts of this program overwhelming.
This morning we will be joined by Elaine Kessler as the Snow Princess. We'll sing snowman songs and pretend to be snowmen, skate around the room and have a snowball fight with cotton balls. In one story you'll meet a snowman whose friend the bunny ate his nose by accident!
- Movie Matinee @ North Quincy: The Secret Life of Pets
Thursday, 2/23 at 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG - Run time: 90 min
What do our pets do all day when we're not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is, whatever they want! A terrier named Max regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place when his owner is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke, a stray mutt whom Max instantly sidlikes. Their feud eventually gets them both lost in New York City. Can they find their way home?
- Grab Bag Crafts @ The Main Library
Friday, 2/24 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 2 and up - younger children may need a parent's help with some crafts
Mystery craft packs will be available in the Children's Room for two hours this week! Stop by and spend some time crafting or take a grab bag home with you to work on later!
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.