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This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the Library this weekend? Well, you can kick off Summer Reading at Long Island City’s Murray Park, celebrate diversity at a Multicultural Festival, discover the history of Caribbean migration, learn the Turkish art of ebru, hear some great live music (including the Berta Moreno Jazz Quintet), welcome summer with ...

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 ...

Battle of the Bands Spotlights!

We’re five short weeks away from the 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands, so we’re getting the party started early and introducing you to our rockin’ contestants.

Check our homepage every week leading up to our July 27th event at Colden Auditorium for a new band profile—and see ...

Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World

Summer Reading at Queens Library begins Thursday, June 8.

Summer Reading helps kids stay sharp while they're out of school, and gets adults back into good habits! Try to read 20 minutes (or more!) each day.

This year, the Summer Reading theme is Build a Better World. Be inspired by ...

Summer Poetry Contest 2017

Can you rhyme? Know what a haiku is?

Entries are now open for the Summer Poetry Contest 2017! Send in your best poem for a chance to be published in Queens Library Magazine.

This year, the theme is Build A Better World. There’s no limit to your creativity, but please keep it under 250 ...

Congratulations to Our NYC Neighborhood Library Awards Finalists!

We’re proud to announce that three of our community libraries—Bayside, Lefferts, and Woodside—have been selected from hundreds of libraries in the city as finalists for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards!

A record-breaking 24,000 New Yorkers nominated ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Jun
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Amazing Readers Movie Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Read the book; check out the movie. The book club members between ages 7-12 will watch the movie "Charlotte's Web" together before discussing the book written by E.B. White.


Jun
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Readers Kids Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.
Do not forget to watch the movie that will be showing before this meeting.


Jul
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Film Fest

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us each Wednesday during the hot summer for a cool movie! Children up to age 12 and their caregivers are welcome. A different movie each week. No registration required, but space will be limited. Don't miss it!

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

Additional Dates


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Jul
5
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date July 5, 2017
Availability: 14 openings

Timeless Tales returns for the summer! Children ages 3-5 and their caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and all types of fun. Preregistration begins June 21st. Space is limited, so don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Jul 12, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jul 19, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jul 26, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Aug 2, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Library Jeopardy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join the trivia and prove your knowledge by answering questions on various topics.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Fridays for something fun and exciting. Each week we'll do a different activity. Games, crafts, movies, and...who knows? No registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
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.

Children ages 18 months to 3 years old and their caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and all types of fun! Preregistration begins June 26th and space is limited. Don't miss it!

Central LibraryMon, Jul 17, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Jul 24, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Jul 31, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Aug 7, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Aug 14, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Music and Movement Mondays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us at the Children's Library Discovery Center for Music and Movement Mondays. Children will participate in group singing, dancing, karaoke and Zumba activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami - Summertime is Funtime!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Summertime is here and it's time for some fun crafts with Miss Sue! Create your own works of art while learning the ancient art of origami. There is no end to what you can create with your two hands and a little piece of paper!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
6:00PM

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7:15PM

2017 Summer Poetry Contest

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Can you rhyme? Know what a haiku is? Then enter the 2017 Summer Poetry Contest for a chance to be published in Queens Library Magazine! There are four different age categories, and the theme is Build a Better World. Get help perfecting your poem and -assistance in submitting your work, ages 7-16.


Jul
18
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Coding Club: Game Design

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In the coding club for game design, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!! Ages 8-14 are encouraged to attend all eight sessions. Space is limited. Sign Up in person in the CLDC on June 26 at 1:00pm.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Amazing Reader's Movie Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Read the book; check out the movie. Book club members between ages 7-12 will watch the movie "Matilda" together, before discussing the book written by Roald Dahl.


Jul
28
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Amazing Readers' Kids Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss Roald Dahl's "Matilda" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Aug
4
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Tie Dye T-Shirts

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

*Brighten up your summer even more with our far out tie dye t-shirts program! Children ages 8-12 are invited to make your very own groovy design and take your shirt home with you. Space is limited and registration will begin July 28th. You must bring your OWN plain white t-shirt!*