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

A to Z Reading ChallengeCartoon squirrel sitting on a pile of books and reading.
June 1st through August 30th
Pick up a challenge booklet at any Quincy library location
Have fun this summer and explore the whole library as you read (or listen) your way through the alphabet. Take a look here for more details and remember, this program is for the whole family. Board books and stories read to children count!

Art-to-Go
Drop in 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.Cartoon chipmunk carrying a stack of books.
Mondays - Main Library
Tuesdays - Adams Shore Branch
Wednesdays - North Quincy Branch
Thursdays - Wollaston Branch
An 8 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 7/1 - Bookworms
Week of 7/8 - Construction Vehicles
Week of 7/15 - Train Whistles
Week of 7/22 - Dinosaur Collage
Week of 7/29 - Egyptian Collars
Week of 8/5 - Pop-up Bunny Puppets
Week of 8/12 - Snake Headbands
Week of 8/19 - Subway Trains

 

Adams Shore

LEGO Art Gallery
July 1st through July 31st
Help us create a LEGO Art Gallery at Adams Shore this summer. Build a LEGO creation at home and bring it in to the Adams Shore Library for display through the month of July. Due to space limitations we ask that each person bring in only one item to display and that you build your creation on a single standard LEGO baseplate. Creations less than 7 inches high will be displayed in our locked display case. Taller creations will be displayed on shelves in the library. Stop by any time the Adams Shore Library is open to drop off your creation and admire the rest of the display. Creations should be picked up during library hours from July 31st through August 8th. Each entry will win a creativity award.

I Love Trucks
Wednesday, July 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Adams Shore Branch Library
Children of all ages accompanied by an adult are invited to join us at the Adams Shore branch library for a chance to see some DPW trucks up close and personal and learn about what they do.  Parents, bring along a camera for some great photos. Since this program must be held outdoors our rain date is Thursday, July 11th.

Marshmallow Construction Challenge - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Thursday, August 22nd at 2:00 p.m.
Adams Shore Branch Library
Ages 7 and up
How high do you think you can go? The task is simple: in eighteen minutes teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string and one marshmallow. The marshmallow must be on top. Family and friends are invited to watch and cheer on their team, but builders must be ages 7 and older. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. Due to space limitations this program is limited to Quincy residents. Registration begins on August 1st. Click here to register online, or you can stop by or call the Adams Shore Branch Library at 617-376-1325.


 

North Quincy

Craft: Create a Test Tube Terrarium - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Monday, July 1st at 2:00 p.m.
North Quincy Branch Library
Ages 4-8Movies at North Quincy
 
Puss in Boots
Tuesday, July 29th at 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG
Run time: 90 min.
 
Tangled
Monday, Aug. 19th at 2:00 p.m
Rated PG
Run time: 100 min.
 
No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Hear some stories about sunflowers and learn some other activities that you can do in a garden. Decorate a terrarium and plant a seed. Take your terrarium home and watch your plant grow.  The plastic test tube will let you see the whole plant from roots to leaves. Stop by the branch over the summer and let us know how big your plant is getting. Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. Registration begins on June 3rd. Click here to register online, or you can stop by or call the North Quincy Branch Library at 617-376-1320.

Magic with Steve Rudolph
Monday, July 15th at 2:00 p.m.
North Quincy Branch Library
Ages 4 and up
Dig for a leprechaun's pot of gold. Grow carrots by magic. Find a pirate's buried treasure. Help Steve coak a rabbit out of his hole. And much more when you experience Steve Rudolph's "Magic You'll Dig." This exciting magic show features lots of comedy, audience participation and amazing tricks. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.


 

Wollaston

Brio Free Play
July 1st through August 30th
Wollaston Branch Library
Drop by the Wollaston Branch Library any time this summer to play with wooden Brio trains and train tracks. A bin of pieces and trains will be available to build with any time there isn't another program taking place. Build a new track every time you come in or elaborate on a track someone else started.

Summer Explorers: Trains - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Wednesday, July 17th at 3:00 p.m.
Wollaston Branch Library
Ages 4-8
All aboard for a train-themed storytime! Come on in to ride the rails in a couple of train stories, then make a train engineer hat to wear home. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. Due to space limitations at the Wollaston Branch, registration is required for this program. Registration begins on July 1st. Click here to register online, or you can stop by or call the Wollaston Branch Library at 617-376-1330.

Animal World Experience: Dinosaur Discovery
Tuesday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m.
Wollaston Branch Library
Ages 4 and up
Have you ever wondered what are some of the oldest animals? This one-of-a-kind program is a blast from the prehistoric past! Meet our most ancient animal friends in person and get to touch and hold real fossils that are millions of years old! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. Due to space limitations at the Wollaston Branch, registration is required for this program and registration is limited to Quincy residents. Registration begins on July 1st. Click here to register online, or you can stop by or call the Wollaston Branch Library at 617-376-1330.

Summer Explorers: Armadillos - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Wednesday, August 14th at 3:00 p.m.Movie at Wollaston
 
Hotel Transylvania - Wollaston
Wednesday, Aug. 21st at 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG
Run time: 91 min.
 
No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Wollaston Branch Library
Ages 4-8
Come burrow underground for this armadillo-themed storytime. We'll read some stories about these armor-plated animals and make our own armadillo arm bands to take home. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. Due to space limitations at the Wollaston Branch, registration is required for this program. Registration begins on August 1st. Click here to register online, or you can stop by or call the Wollaston Branch Library at 617-376-1330.

 

 

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




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