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


Drop in 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.Cartoon skyline with a searchlight pointed at the sky making a book shape
Mondays - Main Library
Tuesdays - Adams Shore Branch
Wednesdays - Wollaston Branch
Thursdays - North Quincy 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 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 - Doorhangers
Week of 8/3 - Superhero Masks
Week of 8/10 - Superhero Capes
Week of 8/17 - Spidey's Web
 Week of 8/24 - Back-to-school Bookmarks


Adams Shore

Superhero Cookie Decorating
Thursday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 7+
Join Miss Lori for a super sweet afternoon decorating cookies and other superhero treats. 

Man with a large number of small yellow balls bouncing around himSuper You Magic Show with Mike Bent
Wednesday, July 29th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 3 and up
Amazing magician Mike Bent presents Super You! Hero Training Acedemy. Using hilarious comedy, amazing magic, crazy puppets, music, sound effects and riveting storytelling, this magic show will help kids discover their inner "super powers" and become certified Agents of R.E.A.D.

Dance Party
Tuesday, July 28th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Ages 5 and up
If you can move your feet you can move to the beat! You are invited to join us in the meeting room for a dance party featuring some of your favorite songs. 

The LEGO MovieCover for The Lego Movie
Thursday, August 6th at 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG
101 minutes

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 6Cover for Big Hero 6
Thursday, August 27th at 2:00 p.m.
Rated PG
102 minutes

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. 


North Quincy

Saturday Storytime
Saturday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 2-5Movie Matinees at North Quincy
6/29 - Toy Story (G - 81min)
7/6 - Mulan (G - 90min)
7/13 - The Lion King (G - 89min)
Beauty and the Beast (G - 90min)
Aladdin (G - 90min)
The Little Mermaid (G - 90min)
Hercules (G - 90min)
Sleeping Beauty (G - 75min)
The Incredibles (PG - 115min)
Toy Story 3 (PG - 115min)

Join children's librarian Cathy deVeer and Quinn Z. Bear for a morning storytime celebrating the Fourth of July!

Kids Movie Matinees
Mondays at 2:00 p.m. in July and August
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! 

Super 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.

Jedi Training AcademyMan in a Jedi costume holding a purple lightsaber
Tuesday, July 7th at 2:30 p.m.
Ages 4-9
Join Jungle Jim as he leads us through Jedi Knight Training Camp. You will face challenges including Jedi Forge Magic, the Laser Balloon Barrage and Jedi Teamwork, culminating in an epic lightsaber duel with the Jedi Master himself!  

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. 



Comic Book Workshop
Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 8+
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making your own comic book? Come on in for a chance to get started or to continue a comic you've been working on. We'll have paper, pencils, colored pencils, rulers, some layout examples to use and plenty of comic books to look at for inspiration. You can work on your own or bring a friend and work together. 

Preschool Discovery: Super Science
Thursday. July 16th 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 fin mixing colorful baking soda and vinegar? Did you miss our on making light-up constellations? Come in and try out these activities and more! Drop in any time during this hour and a half of science.

Reptile ShowA woman in a safari hat holding a snapping turtle
Thursday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 3+
Reptiles are one of the most misunderstood and feared groups in the animal kingdom. To help us learn about and understand these fascinating animals we welcome New England Reptile and Raptor Exhibits! Learn about the natural history, biology, adaptations, habitats and more when you meet live amphibians, snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises and crocodilians! 

LEGO Building
Wednesday, August 19th from 1:00 to 8:45 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: Mystery Science
Thursday, August 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2-5
Bring your preschooler in to try out some mystery science activities. Examine your fingerprints and shoe prints, test your memory, try some color chromatography and more! Drop in any time during this hour and a half of science.


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

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