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Summer Events - Elementary Ages

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Summer reading, storytellers, crafts, special programs and more for children ages 4 and over.

Take a look at our library calendar of events to see what we've got going on for everyone else!

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)

 

LEGO Building
Tuesday, July 5th from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ages 5+
Wollaston Branch Library
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.

Movie: The Good DinosaurCover for The Good Dinosaur - A cartoon little boy on the snout of a large green cartoon dinosaur.
Friday, July 8th at 10:00 a.m.
Rated PG        Run time: 93 minutes
Main Library Meeting Room 
In this enchanting computer-animated fantasy, set in a world where the finosaurs never went extict, an amiable young Apatosaurus named Arlo loses his father in a storm and is swept away by a vicious river current, stranding him in a frightening new place far from his home. He soon embarks on a journey to reunite with his family and befriends a prehistoric human child named Spot along the way. 

Malik's MagicPhoto of a bald man in a red shirt, holding a deck of cards
Tuesday, July 12th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 4+
North Quincy Branch Library 
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! 

Board Game Evening
Wednesday, July 13th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Ages 5+
Wollaston Branch Library 
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!  

Baseball Cookie Decorating
Thursday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 7+
Adams Shore Branch Library
Join Miss Lori for a super sweet afternoon decorating cookies. 

Night Owls Book Club: Open choice!Cartoon owl holding a stack of books
Thursday, July 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 8-9 (entering grades 3 & 4)
Main Library Children's Room 
For this month's meeting we will have open choice. What have you been reading? What books would you like to recommend to your friends? Looking for some good summer reads? Join us to share your favorites and find some new titles to read over the summer. Any questions? Call 617-376-2411 and ask to speak to Ms. Cronin. Second graders who will be entering 3rd Grade in September 2016 are welcome to join us in July. We can't wait to meet you! 

Craft: Friendship Bracelets
Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 8+
Wollaston Branch Library 
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+
Wollaston Branch Library 
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!  

Sparky's PuppetsPhoto of a rabbit puppet and a turtle puppet with the words "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" over them
Wednesday, July 27th at 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3+
Main Library Meeting Room 
Sparky's Puppets presents "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" a special puppet show for children. Cheer the race between the tortoise and the hare. Watch Jack's speedy escape from the giant, and see more fast-paced adventures!

Movie: Zootopia
Tuesday, August 2nd at 10:00 a.m.  REPEAT SHOWING! Wednesday, August 10th at 2:00 p.m. at the Adams Shore Branch
Rated PG       Run time 108 minutes
Main Library Meeting Room
In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps  is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde  to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverted to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city's herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis. 

Baseball Cookie Decorating
Wednesday, August 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 7+
Main Library Meeting Room 
Join Miss Lori for a super sweet afternoon decorating cookies.

Reading Olympics with Jungle JimPhoto of a white man in a Hawaiian shirt and a brown hat, standing in front of a large balloon
Thursday, August 18th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 3-10
Main Library Meeting Room 
This awesome balloon magic show contains Jim's signature brand of balloon artistry, magic, comedy, storytelling, improvisation, and loads of audience participation. Archery, basketball, fencing, and even Scottish caber tossing are just some of the events that our "athletes" will compete in. Most importantly, Jim will incorporate just how reading and staying active work together. 

9th Annual Summer Talent Show - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30 p.m.Drawing of three children wearing medals
Participants: Ages 4 to 13
Audience: All ages
Main Library Large Meeting Room
Do you sing, dance, play an instrument or have another talent you would like to demonstrate? All ages are welcome to watch the show, but you must be between the ages of 4 and 13 to perform. If you would like to perform you must sign up in advance and space is limited so everyone will have time to perform. Beginning Monday, August 1st, stop by the Main Library Children's Room or call 617-376-2411 to sign up.

LEGO Building
Thursday, August 25thth from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ages 5+
Wollaston Branch Library

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 take a look at our programs for all ages.


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