Summer Events - Upper Elementary Ages

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Summer reading, book clubs, crafts, movies and more for children ages 9 and over.

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

Summer Reading ChallengeTwo cartoon people reading together
June 15th through August 29th
Pick up a challenge booklet at any Quincy library location
Summer is a great time to read together as a family. No matter your age we have a summer reading program that is just right for you. Take a look here for more details and remember, this program is for the whole family. Board books and stories read to children count!

Jedi Training Academy
Tuesday, July 7th at 2:30 p.m.
Ages 4-9
North Quincy Branch Library

Spiderman Cookie Decorating
Thursday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 7+
Adams Shore Branch Library 

Book Discussion: NERDS by Michael Buckley
Tuesday, July 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 10+ (entering grades 5 through 8)
Main Library Children's Room
Copies of the book will be available for pick up in the Main Library Children's Room and the Wollaston Branch beginning June 9th, to be read before the group meets.

Make Your Own Comics
Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 8+
Wollaston Branch Library 

Magician Mike BentMan with a large number of small yellow balls bouncing around him
Wednesday, July 29th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 3 and up
North Quincy Branch Library
Amazing magician Mike Bent presents AbraKABOOM! This silly science themed show combines science fiction and science fact, amazing magic, hilarious comedy, riveting storytelling, puppets, music and sound effects. Featuring the stories Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Probudit by Chris Van Allsburg this zany magic show will have you rolling with laughter. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.

Book Discussion: H.I.V.E. by Mark Walden
Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 10+ (entering grades 5 through 8)
Main Library Children's Room
When the Earth disappears an unlikely team must try to find it. Joss is the son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe and Annika is a girl from Earth. Together they'll have to explore the universe to save Earth and bring it back where it belongs. Read the book then come talk about it with us and make a beaded necklace or bracelet. Copies of the book will be available for pick up in the Main Library Children's Room beginning July 15th, to be read before the group meets.

Superhero Academy
Friday, August 14th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 6-10
Main Library Meeting Room 

8th Annual Summer Talent Show - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Wednesday, August 26th at 6:30 p.m.Trio of cartoon platypuses laughing at books they are holding
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 Wednesday, July 1st, stop by the Main Library Children's Room or call 617-376-2411 to sign up.

For more to do take a look at our programs for all ages.


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