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Summer Events - All Ages
Summer reading, concerts, puppets and more. These events are for everyone, from babies to middle schoolers and their families.
Take a look at our library calendar of events to see what we've got going on for adults and teens too!
Summer Reading Game
All summer long
Main Library, Adams Shore and Wollaston Branches
Come in and grab a summer reading game sheet any time this summer until the end of August. Complete five of the squares on the sheet and help color in Spider-Man's costume at the branch you turn you sheet into. Complete all nine squares and get entered into a raffle for a Beanie Baby! Grab another sheet when you're done and try again!
Storytelling at the Quincy Farmers Market
Fridays at 12:00 p.m. from June 24thFarmers Market Dates
July 10, 17, 24 and 31
August 7, 14, 21 and 28
through August 28th (weather permitting)
Quincy Farmers Market in the John Hancock Municipal Parking Lot
Join us each week at the Farmers Market for some stories and rhymes when the weather is nice. The Farmers Market is set up in the Court House parking lot every Friday from the end of June through the summer. Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.
Drop in 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Week of 6/29 - Starry Wreath
Week of 7/6 - Windsocks
Week of 7/13 - Spiderman Scene
Week of 7/20 - Firefighter Craft
Week of 7/27 - Doorhanger
Week of 8/3 - Superhero Mask
Week of 8/10 - Superhero Cape
Week of 8/17 - Spidey's Web
Week of 8/24 - Back-to-school Bookmarks
Up to Age 8
Mondays - Main Library
Tuesdays - Adams Shore Branch
Wednesdays - Wollaston Branch
Thursdays - North Quincy Branch
A 9 week series of drop-in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open-ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult's help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch. Drop in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 to make each week's craft. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
All summer long during July and August
North Quincy Branch
Come to the desk to get your map, then explore the North Quincy Branch Library by going on a library quest to find clues hidden around the inside and outside of the building. Even very small children can explore with an adult or older sibling to help! When you have the answer, bring it to the desk for a prize. New quests will begin in July and August.
Kids' Movie Matinees at North Quincy6/29 - Toy Story (G)
7/6 - Mulan (G)
7/13 - The Lion King (G)
7/20 - Beauty and the Beast (G)
7/27 - Aladdin (G)
8/3 - The Little Mermaid (G)
8/10 - Hercules (G)
8/17 - Sleeping Beauty (G)
8/24 - The Incredibles (PG)
8/31 - Toy Story 3 (PG)
Mondays at 2:00 p.m. through July and August
North Quincy Branch
Every Monday in July and August we'll be showing a different children's movie at the North Quincy branch library, so come on in and take a movie break!
Friday, July 10th, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. - Rain Date: Friday, July 17th, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Main Library Lawn - Outside the Children's Room
Join us at the benches outside the Children's Room windows to blow some bubbles! We will have tubs of bubble solution and plenty of bubble makers to experiment with. Can you make giant bubbles? Little tiny bubbles? Can you make bubbles with your hands or do you need a bubble wand? Find out if a square bubble wand makes square bubbles and grab some bubble solution recipes to try out at home. Parents, this is sure to be loads of soapy, soaking fun so make sure your children are dressed to get messy!
Friday, July 24th, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Main Library Lawn (weather permitting - indoors if it rains)
Have you ever wondered how paper is made? Join artist Maia Hawes and create some one of a kind paper. Everyone will have a chance to try their hand at making sheets of paper as we transform our rainbow paper chains into entirely new paper. This program is for children of all ages accompanied by an adult. Even very young children will have fun making paper with a little help from a caregiver. If there is time and space at the tables teens and adults may make some paper as well. This program will happen rain or shine!
The LEGO Movie
Thursday, August 6th at 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG - 101 minutes
Adams Shore Branch
Follow Emmet, who is on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Big Hero 6
Thursday, August 27th at 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG - 102 minutes
Adams Shore Branch
A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Friday, August 28th, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Main Library Large Meeting Room
Stop by any time during this program and build! Check out our newest construction toy, Strawbees! Using just Strawbees and straws you can build all kinds of things. Watch this video to see how they work. Strawbees work best for school-age children and teens, for our youngest engineers we will have wooden blocks and other simple building toys.