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.
Saturday, May 25th - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Main Library Meeting Room
Ages 8 and older
REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Registration begins Monday, May 6th.
This introduction to origami will cover how to read origami diagrams, making origami models that move, and some interesting mathematics that go alone with origami. No previous experience necessary. Paper and diagrams will be provided. Taught by Andrew Anselmo, origami artist and performer. Register online, in person or by calling 617-376-2411. Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents.
A to Z Reading Challenge
Beginning June 1st
Have fun this summer and explore the whole library as you read (or listen) your way through the alphabet. Beginning June 1st pick up your Challenge record booklet at any Quincy library location. This is a program for the whole family so be sure to pick up a booklet for each family member or work as a team to complete the challenge. Challenge entries must be turned in by August 30th.
Questing for Families
Saturday, June 22nd - 10:00 a.m.
Main Library Meeting Room
REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Registration begins Monday. June 3rd.
Join Heather Leff from South Shore Quest and learn about this fun activity for the whole family. What is a Quest? Quests are clue directed walks through local public lands and parks that turn any outing into a treasure hunt. Children and adults of all ages will have fun looking for the clues and solving the riddles.
Many questers have their own personal stamp for marking completed quests. In this program we will create our own personal stamps and then (weather permitting) we'll go on a short quest around the library. Register online, in person or by calling 617-376-2411. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
Summer Program Kickoff with Vermont PuppeTree
Friday, June 28th - 10:00 a.m.
Main Library Front Lawn (Main Library Atrium in case of rain)
"Dig Into Reading!" the Thomas Crane Public Library's summer library adventure is two full months of fun for children of all ages. Learn about animals that are as old as the dinosaurs, meet Paulette Morin and learn about ancient Egypt, hear concerts, listen to storytellers tell tales from around the world, show your creativity with crafts, participate in pajama storytimes, watch a magic show and movies all for free this summer at the library.
"Caps! Caps for Sale! Fifty cents a cap!" Join the peddler and the monkeys for a puppet show retelling of Esphyr Slobodkina's classic story. This globetrotting version of the tale by Vermont PuppeTree is told using rod, hand and shadow puppets as well as some extra special staging. This program is suitale for a wide age range from preschoolers to school age children accompanied by an adult.
The show will go on come rain or shine; in case of inclement weather we will move into the atrium.
Information about all of the summer programs will be handed out at this time. This program is for children of all ages and their families. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library and the Quincy/Braintree Family Network.
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.