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.
New hours at the branches!
Did you see that the Adams Shore, North Quincy and Wollaston branches have new hours? Each of the three smaller branch libraries now has an additional four open hours per week. Adams Shore will be open until 9pm on Mondays, Wollaston will be open until 9pm on Wednesdays and North Quincy will be open 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. See below for a new program we've added at North Quincy during these additional hours!
Fizz! Boom! Read! Summer Library Adventure Kick-Off Event with the Toe Jam Puppet Band
Friday, 6/27, 10:00 a.m.
Main Library Front Lawn (Main Library Meeting Room in case of rain)
Two full months of summer library programs for children of all ages begin with an out of this world concert with the Toe Jam Puppet Band. Get ready to take a rocket ship to outer space. All aboard! Countdown, 4-3-2-1-zero, blast off with the band! The show features a spacey dress-up puppet show and some crazy anti-gravity dancing! Check back for more details on our many summer programs, including crafts, storytellers, music, puppets and plenty of science throughout July and August!
NEW! Storytime With Cheryl at North Quincy
Saturday, 6/28, 10:00 a.m.
North Quincy Branch Library
Join storyteller Cheryl Dunford for a bilingual family storytime full of stories, songs, rhymes and more for toddlers and preschoolers accompanied by an adult. Have fun with stories and songs and maybe learn a little Chinese. No registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
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.