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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us at the Library this weekend for great holiday concerts, author events with Bangladeshi-American poet Hassanal Abdullah and the Chinese literature writing circle Overseas Window, Senator Leroy Comrie's mobile office hours, a holiday gift giveaway for kids and seniors, writing workshops, a spelling bee, winter meditation, ...

Watch Great Films with Kanopy!

Get out your Queens Library card and sign up for Kanopy, the Library's newest on-demand video streaming service, where you can watch more than 30,000 classic movies, indie films, foreign films, and acclaimed documentaries!

You can stream films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion ...

Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Enjoy the holidays at Queens Library, with our special programs and events for kids, adults, teens, and the whole family, including holiday concerts, arts and crafts, holiday movie screenings, and much more!

Plus, you can view our collections of recommended holiday books and movies, available to borrow from your community ...

Double Your Donation: Give Today!

Nearly 1 million neighbors took advantage of more than 52,000 programs at Queens Library this year alone! Your support means that we can continue to meet our community’s needs in 2018.

A generous donor has provided a matching gift and hopes to inspire you to make a donation to Queens Library.

A gift of $25 means ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

Donate A Coat at Queens Library!

This holiday season, Queens Library is participating in the New York Cares Coat Drive!

Queens residents can visit 46 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.

Last year, more than 100,000 coats were collected across ...

Dec
18
10:30AM

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11:30AM

December Toddler Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Join us for the December mini-session of Toddler Time. Children ages 18 months to 3 years can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and all around fun. Online registration will begin on November 20th. Don't miss out!


Dec
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Winter Chorus

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Got a song to sing? Don't keep it inside! Boys and girls ages 6-12 are invited to join our winter chorus. This group meets for 7 weeks so you must attend all sessions. No registration required, but space is limited.


Dec
18
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Google CS First at the CLDC

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

The Children's Library Discovery Center will conduct a Google CS First program to inspire children to create with technology. Clubs will begin December 4, 2017 in the Multipurpose Room. Ages: 9-12. Space is limited. To register: Email btaylor@queenslibrary.org

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


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Dec
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Paint Time on the Laptop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come explore Paint software! Learn new ways to express yourself and create your own work of art! Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to join us. No registration is required, but space is limited. Don't miss out!


Dec
20
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Join us for the winter edition of Timeless Tales! Boys and girls ages 3-5 are welcome to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and all types of fun. Space is limited and registration is required. Children MUST be between 3 and 5 years old. Registration starts November 22nd. Don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Jan 3, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jan 10, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM

Dec
21
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Bengali Story Time (18- 36 months)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers can attend a weekly 45 minutes program to enjoy stories, songs and activities. Program is in both English and Bengali. No registration is required.


Dec
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Holiday Origami

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come and make your very own gift that keeps giving. It's our holiday origami program. Children ages 6-12 are welcome to join us for this free program. No registration required but space is limited.


Dec
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Winter Celebration

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

School will be out for the rest of the month so why not kick off Christmas vacation with our Winter Celebration? Fun for children ages 5-12. No registration required!


Dec
23
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Saturdays for Saturday Science Lab. Hands-on learning while having fun. This is a free program for girls and boys up to age 12 and their families. No registration required!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Dec
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids Play and Learn

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to this exciting program to develop early motor skills! Develop creativity, listening skills, social interaction, balance and many more. No registration is required, but space will be limited. Don't miss it!


Jan
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crafty Tuesdays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Tuesdays in January for arts and crafts. Boys and girls age 6-12 can get...well...crafty! No registration required, but space will be limited.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us every Friday for some exciting, week ending fun! Arts, crafts, games, songs...something new each week. Children ages 5-12 are invited to join this free program. No registration required.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
5
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Friday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Fridays in January for Friday Movie. You don't need a ticket and there are no bad seats in the house. Kids up to age 12 are invited to check out a different movie each week.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
6
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Families, with children up to age 12, are welcome to join us for Saturday Science Lab. This is a fun and educational program where you can not only learn science, but DO science as well! No registration is required. Don't miss out.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Music Monday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for songs, singing, and musical fun. Fun for children ages 6-12 is a tune we can all sing along to! No registration required

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
20
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Science Fair How-To Family Festival

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Science Fair assignment coming up and you're not sure what to do? Fear not... the Discovery Team can help! They will showcase amazing science projects and help find the right one for you!


Jan
22
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Join us for winter Toddler Time. Children ages 18 months to 3 years can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and all around fun. Online registration will begin on January 8th. Don't miss out!

Central LibraryMon, Jan 29, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 5, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 12, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 26, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM

Feb
2
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Warm up this winter with our February Mother Goose program. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. This fun program for children 6 months to 2 years old along with a caregiver is free and doesn't require a registration. Don't miss it!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Feb
3
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Take Your Child to the Library Day Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Our Saturday Science Lab with a focus on library and taking your child to the library. This program is for boys and girls to age 12 and their families. No registration is required


Feb
10
11:15AM

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1:15PM

Darwin Day Family Festival

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for this special science lab. There will be activities for the whole family where we will explore the world of Charles Darwin. No registration required


Feb
21
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Build a Battery

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how batteries work and design a battery using household materials. This is a free program (the only charge will be from the battery) for ages 7-12. Space will be limited, so don't miss it!


Feb
22
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Engineer a Solar Car

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Build a mini solar-powered race car to take home! Girls and boys ages 7-12 are invited to steer their way into this program. Space and supplies will be limited, but there is no registration required.


Feb
23
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Construction Engineer

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

An exciting engineering program you will be hooked on! Build and test cranes to move materials from one place to another. Free program for children ages 7-12. No registration required, but space will be limited.


Feb
24
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Family Engineering Festival

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for building, constructing, testing, experimenting, and...best of all, it will be fun for all ages. Come for one, come for all!