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Queens Library Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We hope you will join us for our events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Admission to all programs is free.

 

 

 

 

Urban Stages Presents "The Gates of Equality"
This dramatic presentation tells about the life of Dr. King through his ...

Oscars 2015: Books on Screen

The nominees for the 87th annual Academy Awards have been announced. There are always disagreements about the nominations, but one thing we can all agree on is that Hollywood gets some of its best ideas from the world of books!

Which memoirs, plays, and stories influenced this year’s nominees — and how many have you ...

New Music for January

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our collection.

This month features music from Taylor Swift, One Direction, Florida Georgia Line, Coldplay, Meshell Ndegeocello, Barbra Streisand, and ...

IDNYC

idNYC is the new identification card for all New Yorkers. It is a widely accepted photo ID that also doubles as a library card. idNYC also comes with free admissions to more than 30 of our City's cultural institutions.

You may apply at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica, at the Flushing Library at ...

An Interview with Author & Historian Jelani Cobb

UPDATE: Our author event with Jelani Cobb will take place on Friday, February 13 at 5:00 p.m. at the Central Library.

 

Professor Cobb is no stranger to the Queens Library community; born and raised in Queens, he’s joined us in the past for author events and he ...

New Arrivals 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!

 

 

 

超從容時間管理術 / Chao cong rong shi jian guan li shu, by Wu Danru, 吳淡如.

 

无终仙境 (典藏版) / Wu zhong xian jing (dian cang ban), by Tianxiabachang, ...

New Arrivals in Spanish

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sabores Yucatecos: Un recorrido culinario a Yucatán
by Gilberto Cetina

Este libro sobre la cocina yucateca ...

Jan
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Talk

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens ages 14-19 discuss current events, race relations, bullying, relationships and more. Come and have your say!

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jan
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Healthy Snack Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn about healthy snacking and become a new you in the new year!


Jan
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Fitness

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Find out why your favorite snacks and junk food are probably not good for you and learn ways to stay fit in the new year.


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Feb
3
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Teen Games . . . and Snacks!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join your friends for light snacks and classic board games in our Teen Space Programming Room, for teens in grades 7-12. Snacks are first come, first served.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Feb
3
4:30PM

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6:00PM

NYPD Explorer Program

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Will meet every Tuesday in the Teen Space Conference Room.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Feb
3
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Drama Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you an aspiring actor or actress? Are you curious about what it’s like to perform on stage? Have you ever dreamed of becoming a movie star? This 10-week program will give you a chance to learn about theater, explore the art of acting and perform in a final showcase. Participation in the showcase is voluntary. Help put on the show or be in the show yourself!

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Feb
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

If you have always wanted to give this beautiful language a try, this is your opportunity! We will teach fingerspelling, numbers, beginning conversations and proper sign language etiquette. This ASL course is designed for beginners with little or no known knowledge of ASL. Space is very limited.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Feb
8
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Brooke Ellsworth is author of the chapbooks "Thrown" (The New Megaphone) and "Mud" (forthcoming from dancing girl press). She has poems in or forthcoming in DIAGRAM, jubilat, The Volta, Coconut Magazine and elsewhere. She currently lives in Queens and teaches at Parsons The New School for Design.


Feb
12
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Poof! Life in a Vacuum

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This is a really sucky experience! Teens ages 13-19 will have greater appreciation for Earth’s atmosphere when they see what happens to objects placed in containers from which the air is then extracted, mimicking the conditions of outer space. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum brings us this far-out experience.


Feb
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Valentine's Day Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Craft beautiful favors for this special day!


Feb
14
3:00PM

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4:30PM

The Story of Gospel Music

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In celebration of African American History Month, the Teen Space is proud to present this fascinating look at the history and music that provided uplift to the African-American community during difficult and trying times.


Feb
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In "The Expendables 3" (2014), rated PG-13, Barney Ross and his band of aging mercenaries recruit a younger crew to battle the man capable of exterminating their group, in this sequel directed by Red Hill's Patrick Hughes and starring Sylvester Stallone.


Feb
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

African American History Month Career Week

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Meet people with interesting careers that you may have never considered before. Maybe you'll be the next famous actor, chef, writer, accountant--who knows?

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

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