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It's #BookTuesday!

Queens Library receives new books every Tuesday — and every Tuesday, we'll introduce you to our latest featured book!

Our pick for #BookTuesday, May 26 is And Sometimes I Wonder About You by Walter Mosley.

And Sometimes I Wonder About You is the welcome ...

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks!

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks for free!  Queens Library offers a variety of methods to access digital books and articles in any language for all age groups. eBooks can be used on a variety of devices such as PCs, laptops, and supported PDAs.

Axis 360 delivers digital Audiobooks and eBooks for library users in ...

Invest in Libraries-Rally!

Rally with us in support of library funding!

Mayor de Blasio has released his executive budget. The proposed budget for operating expenses does not include an increase for libraries. There is not one extra dollar to keep library doors open six days a week or to put books on the shelves, not a penny. In fact, the ...

New Books in Chinese

Looking for books to read in Chinese? Check out these new arrivals!

想讀到最新的中文書嗎?請看以下新書介紹!

 

 

 

請問侯文詠 / Qing wen Hou Wenyong: yi chang yu nei zai dui hua de lü cheng, by Hou Wenyong, 侯文詠

 

四十九日・祭 / Si shi jiu ri ji, by Yan Geling, 严歌苓

New Books in Spanish

Buscando libros para leer en español? Échale un vistazo a estos nuevos libros en español:

 

 

 

Diario emprendedor by Joshua A. Aguilar

 

El mejor medicamento, eres tú by Frédéric Saldmann

 

Congratulations to our Winning Libraries!

The NYC Neighborhood Library Awards recognize the tremendous impact public libraries have on the diverse communities they serve. Queens was proud to have three out of the ten finalists.

We’re happy to announce that the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center was one of the five local libraries awarded ...

June is All About Jazz!

The Culture Connection Program at Queens Library is presenting three exceptional Jazz concerts by three incredible Jazz performers -- Timothy Oliver Reid, Charles Turner and Sharp Radway.   

Mr. Reid will take the audience back to the sounds of Harlem in 1934 where clubs like Small’s Paradise, the Cotton Club, the ...

Submit Your eBook to Library Journal's eBook Awards Contest

The Library Journal will honor the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy.  There will be a winner in each genre and each winner will receive $1,000.00 USD from Library Journal.  

Visit our Self Publish page for more information.

May
27
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.

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers meet for weekly story times with a children's librarian. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning and lots of fun! Preregistration is required.

Central LibraryWed, Jun 3, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jun 10, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jun 17, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM

May
27
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Zone

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children up to age 12 can get homework help with a teen tutor. Hours may vary.

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

Additional Dates


May
27
4:30PM

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5:45PM

Zumba for Kids

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Zumba is dance. Zumba is exercise. Zumba is fitness fun for preschoolers ages 3-5! Space is limited; first come, first served. *In Multipurpose Room*


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May
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

The Playtime Place

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 up to age 3 and their caregivers have fun, play games and learn! Preregistration is required.

Central LibraryThu, Jun 11, 201510:00AM - 11:00AM
Central LibraryThu, Jun 18, 201510:00AM - 11:00AM

May
28
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Tech Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

At this weekly series for children ages 7-12 we explore the basics of computer use, from typing skills to Microsoft Office.


May
29
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 "The Hundred Dresses" by Eleanor Estes. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Jun
1
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 18-35 months and their caregivers meet weekly with a children's librarian for stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities and lots of fun. Preregistration is required.

Central LibraryMon, Jun 8, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Jun 15, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Jun 22, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM

Jun
1
4:30PM

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5:45PM

Under the Sea

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Let's discover the fascinating undersea world and its vibrant colors and amazing creatures! With the help of a portable aquarium, preschoolers ages 3-5 will see glittering fish, dancing jellyfish and colorful turtles. Space is limited; first come, first served.


Jun
4
12:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading 2015: Kick-Off Event

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us to kick off Summer Reading with games, programs, activities, face painting and more!


Jun
4
1:00PM

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3:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn about the most fascinating creatures on Earth!


Jun
4
2:15PM

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3:15PM

Bilingual Birdies Concert: Songs for Young Children (in English and Spanish)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children up to age 5 and their parents or other adult caregivers will learn new vocabulary at this live, interactive concert of movement and songs in Spanish and English. Space is limited and available first come, first served.


Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Boys and girls ages 6-12 are welcome to join us for something different every week: arts and crafts, games, movies, or...who knows? You'll have to stop in to find out!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

The Fire Safety Show with the Rappin' Fireman

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Rappin' Fireman and his safety friends take children ages 6-12 through an adventure in safety, rapping safety songs with robots, puppets, a smoke house and a whole lot of help from the audience.


Jun
26
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 Jeff Kinney’s "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Jun
29
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Meals 2015

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Summer Meals Program provides children nutritious meals when school is not in session. Queens Library will offer summer meals from June 29th to September 4th from 1 - 2 PM at select community libraries.

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

Additional Dates