Summer Events at the Branch Libraries

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Summer programs at the Adams Shore, North Quincy and Wollaston branches.

Take a look at our library calendar of events to see what's going on at the Main Library too!

All Branches Adams Shore North Quincy Wollaston

 


 
All Branches

 

Art-to-Go
Drop in 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.Drawing of three children running from right to left
Mondays - Main Library
Tuesdays - Adams Shore Branch
Wednesdays - Wollaston Branch
Thursdays - North Quincy Branch
A 10 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.

Week of 6/27 - Beachball Visor
Week of 7/4 - Mini Basketball Hoop
Week of 7/11 - Baseball Mitt Fan
Week of 7/18 - Baseball Player Puppet 
Week of 7/25 - Racer 
Week of 8/1 - Gold Medal
Week of 8/8 - Bobsled
Week of 8/15 - Magnet Skater
Week of 8/22 - Laurel Wreath
Week of 8/29 - Robots 

 

Adams Shore

Baseball Cookie Decorating
Thursday, July 14th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 7+
Join Miss Lori for a super sweet afternoon decorating cookies. 

Bubble Day with Mr. VinnyPhoto of a white man with dark hair blowing large bubbles with a large bubble wand
Tuesday, August 9th at 10:00 a.m.
All Ages
Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles! Join Mr. Vinny as he shows you how to blow the most amazing bubbles - huge, giant bubbles out on the lawn at the Adams Shore library. After Mr. Vinny's show join us at the bubble tubs to blow your own bubbles. Parents, this is sure to be loads of soapy, soaking fun, so make sure your children are dressed to get messy. The show will go on rain or shine, in case of inclement weather Mr. Vinny has an indoor surprise for us. 


 

North Quincy

Kids' Movie Matinees at North Quincy
Mondays at 2:00 p.m. from June 27th through August 29th
North Quincy Branch Library
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!

6/27 - Frozen (PG, 108min)
7/11 - Ice Age (PG, 81min)
7/18 - The Mighty Ducks (PG, 100min)
7/25 - Happy Feet (PG, 108min)
8/1 - Rio (G, 96min)
8/8 - Cool Runnings (PG, 96min)
8/15 - Miracle (PG, 135min)
8/22 - Eight Below (PG, 120min)
8/29 - Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG, 90min)


Summer Library Quests

All summer during July and August
All Ages with an adult
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 in August.

Art Walk - North Quincy
Friday, July 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
All Ages
Come in during this special open Friday evening! We'll have staff on hand to answer questions, talk about library programs, and check out items. We'll also have a craft project for kids to do. This program is part of the city-wide Discover Quincy events. 

Malik's MagicPhoto of a man in a red shirt holding a deck of cards
Tuesday, July 12th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 4+ 
Join Malik the Magic Guy for a magic show. Malik has a unique show full of audience participation, magic with sports equipment, demonstrations of activities and games from other cultures, and more fun surprises!  

Teddy Bear Storytime
Tuesday, July 21st and Tuesday, August 25th at 6:30 p.m.
Ages 2-5
Join Children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear at the North Quincy branch for stories and songs for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. Feel free to wear your comfy jammies and bring along your favorite stuffed friends as we celebrate summer with vacation stories in July and explore the night sky in August. 


 

Wollaston

Art Walk - Wollaston
Friday, June 24th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
All Ages
Come in during this special open Friday evening! We'll have staff on hand to answer questions, talk about library programs, and check out items. We'll also have a craft project for kids to do. This program is part of the city-wide Discover Quincy events. 

LEGO Building
Tuesday, July 5th from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ages 5+
Drop in any time during this day of free-play LEGO building. Grab some LEGO bricks and build a boat, a spaceship, a double-decker couch - anything you want, then toss them back and try to make something else. LEGOs must be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

Preschool Discovery: Sports ScienceGraphic of a basketball, golf ball, soccer ball, football, baseball and tennis ball
Thursday, July 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2-5
Bring your preschooler in to do some sports science! We'll be testing different shoes for grip, matching sports equipment, finding out about gravity and more! Come in and try out these activities any time during this hour and a half of science fun.

Board Game Evening
Wednesday, July 13th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Ages 5+
Come drop by to play some family board games. We'll have some old favorites and some you might not have played before. Try some word association with Codenames, press your luck with Tem-Purr-A, make some wild guesses with Concept and more!  

Craft: Friendship Bracelets
Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 8+
Whether you've made a friendship bracelet before or not, you're welcome to join us! Poick one of two different types of bracelet to make, then pick your colors from red, yellow, green, blue, and black. We'll show you the basics and have some more advanced patterns available for anyone who's up for more of a challenge.  

Animal AdventuresPhoto of a ferret
Thursday, July 21st at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 3+
Join us to meet some animals! An Adventure Guide from Animal Adventures will present eight to ten animals at this program. Meet the animals, hear interesting stories and information about them and get close. We don't know what animals will be coming to visit, but they could be something as familiar as a rabbit or as unusual as a degu!   

Preschool Discovery: Super ScienceCartoon child in a lab coat and glasses, holding a green beaker
Thursday, August 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2-5
Bring your preschooler in to do some of our favorite science activities from the past year of Preschool Discovery. Did you have fun mixing colorful baking soda and vinegar? Did you miss out on making light-up constellations? Come in and try out those activities and more! Drop in any time during this hour and a half of science fun.

LEGO Building
Thursday, August 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ages 5+
Drop in any time during this day of free-play LEGO building. Grab some LEGO bricks and build a boat, a spaceship, a double-decker couch - anything you want, then toss them back and try to make something else. LEGOs must be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

Children's summer programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library and the Quincy Cultural Council.

For more to do at the Main Library take a look at all of our programs.


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