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This Weekend At Queens Library

Enjoy this weekend at Queens Library with a free Lincoln Center Local Live event, tips on immigration law, science, crafts, and ancient Chinese music.

 

 


Go Inside the Whimsy Works!

Grey Johnson, son of Disney legend Jimmy Johnson, tell tells us what is was like growing up alongside the Disney empire.

"THE SOLAR POWERED LIBRARY" -- ALL SUMMER IN GANTRY PARK

 Queens Library and the Friends of Hunters Point Library are pleased to announce a special series of library services coming to the Gantries all summer long. All activities are ...

Join the Summer Reading Fun!

Queens Library invites children from all over Queens to take part in "Fizz, Boom, READ!" -- our 2014 Summer Reading ...

Borrow a Google Nexus Tablet!

Queens Library now has 5,000 Google tablets available for loan from eight locations:

Central Library (Jamaica),

Lincoln Center Local! Live Performances

Enjoy world-class music and dance, free at your local Queens Library. See the full schedule

Jul
14
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading Zine

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

If you're a teen with a creative edge who likes to write, draw or do any of the innumerable jobs it takes to publish a magazine, the Summer Reading Zine is for you!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
14
5:00PM

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6:00PM

JobMap Orientation

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

JobMap is Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resumes and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
14
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Mac Monday: DIY Movies

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

Bring your writing chops and acting face and learn how to create, shoot and edit your very own short film in this 3-session class. We will use a simple handheld digital video camera and iMovie to create the video. Basic Mac skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


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Jul
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Catapult Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Young people in grades 7-12 build mini-catapults out of common office supplies and then use them to hit targets. Space is limited but the fun isn't!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Peer Mediation

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Our peer mediation groups meet every Tuesday afternoon.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Girls Who Code Summer Club

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.

By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs open in the computing related fields, but right now girls are being left behind. Join Queens Library's Girls Who Code Club and work to close the opportunity gap in technology by providing high-quality computer science education to girls ages 10-18 nationwide. The Girls Who Code Summer Club is on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 2 PM and runs from July 9th to August 21st. Registered participants will be expected to attend all sessions.

Central LibraryThu, Jul 17, 201411:00AM - 2:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Jul 23, 201411:00AM - 2:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Jul 24, 201411:00AM - 2:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Jul 30, 201411:00AM - 2:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Jul 31, 201411:00AM - 2:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Aug 6, 201411:00AM - 2:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Aug 7, 201411:00AM - 2:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Aug 13, 201411:00AM - 2:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Aug 14, 201411:00AM - 2:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Aug 20, 201411:00AM - 2:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Aug 21, 201411:00AM - 2:00PM

Jul
17
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
18
11:00AM

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1:30PM

Sewing Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We explore a variety of sewing techniques in a creative space where we visit, inspire and help each other. All levels of experience are welcome. Several sewing machines are provided.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
10:00AM

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2:00PM

SHSAT Practice Exam

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kaplan Test Prep and the Teen Space at Central Library will administer a practice Specialized High School Aptitude Test so students can get a taste of what the actual exam will entail. Registration through Kaplan is required! Go to Kaptest.com/SHSATPractice, click on the "register" link, enter your home zip code, find the test offered at Central Library and register from there.


Jul
24
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Vacation Picture Frames

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens can create a place for their favorite photos by decorating frames with fun, colorful designs. All supplies and materials will be provided.


Jul
24
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Movie Screening: "Down in the Delta"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We celebrate the life of poet, actress, dancer and film director Maya Angelou with a screening of the 1998 film that marked her directorial debut, the story of an inner-city Chicago family who return to Mississippi to reconnect with their rural roots.


Jul
27
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Sunday Movie: "Non-Stop" (2014)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers’ lives at risk. Starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore; 106 minutes; rated PG-13


Jul
28
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Have lots of creative fun at this YA summer reading craft program for teens.


Aug
1
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Meet Science Fiction Author Georgia Clark

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Georgia Clark, author of the thrilling young adult science fiction novel "Parched," will discuss her work.


Aug
1
5:00PM

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6:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

JobMap is Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resumes and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
13
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Bento Box

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

Bento boxes for carrying lunch can be simple or quite elaborate, with contests held for the most beautiful. Teens will assemble and decorate their own bento boxes to take home.


Aug
14
6:00PM

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7:30PM

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 7-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!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
16
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Film Screening: "On My Own"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This eye-opening documentary shatters the stigma of single motherhood and examines this crisis in the Black family through the eyes of black women with commentary from fathers who have abandoned their families, children who live with feelings of resentment, abandonment and inadequacy, and community leaders and educators who are well-versed in the topic. A discussion will follow.


Aug
24
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Sunday Movies: "Transcendence"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A brilliant innovator in the field of artificial intelligence becomes the bridge between man and machine in this sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman. 2014; 199 minutes; rated PG-13


Aug
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

End of Summer Reading: Teen Bash

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with music, dancing and games. We will draw the winning raffle tickets for the Kindle Fires!


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What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.