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An interview with Alex Hortis, author of The Mob and the City

Alex Hortis, author of The Mob and The City, was born and raised in Minnesota, a couple of hours northwest of Minneapolis. He first came to New York City as a student at New York University School of Law. The Mob and the City is his first full-length book. Before you come to see him speak at Queens Library at Central this Friday, September ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

Enjoy your weekend at Queens Library! Attend a free Lincoln Center performance from Villalobos Brothers, experience the history and culture of Colombia with traditional music from Folklore Urbano, enjoy classical chamber music from St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble or come to a workshop to learn about buying your first home or how to write ...

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Find books, videos, events, download e-books and music, request library materials, all from your mobile.

Hot New Music for September

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 Nickel Creek, Francesca Battistelli, Jencarlos Canela, and more!

Check them out here.

Get the Tools You Need to Launch Your Own Business

Announcing the 9th Annual StartUP Queens Business Plan Competition!

Learn to Succeed and Enter a Contest to Win $10,000 in Seed Funding. Find out how to enter here.

Borrow a Google Nexus Tablet!

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

Central Library (Jamaica), Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Arverne, Far Rockaway, Queens Library for Teens in Far Rockaway, Seaside and Peninsula. Borrow one for a month with the option of three renewals for a total of four months. ...

Introducing WhereInQueens.org

“Where in Queens” helps users connect to social services closest to where they are. It refers users to both public services and those from faith-based and community-based organizations. The site is free to access and use on any internet connected device.

Zendesk originally created the app for use in San Francisco.  ...

Calling all Artists - Juried Open Call Exhibition

Crossing Art Gallery is seeking submissions for “The View Over Here,” an international juried exhibition which will be on view from November 14 to December 13, 2014.

A portion of the funds raised at the event will go toward the Queens Library: The International Commons (QLIC), including a percentage of the ...

Sep
22
11:00AM

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12:15PM

ShapeUp NYC: Total Body Conditioning for Adults

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Instructor Lily Vasquez's total body workout combines low impact, dance fitness, chair fitness, stretch and cardio sculpt exercises to help you get fit. Participants should wear loose clothing and sneakers. Be sure to bring a bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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Sep
22
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Do people have difficulty understanding you? Is your accent keeping you from finding work or reaching other goals? Speech-language pathologists will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.


Oct
2
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Preregistration is required starting in person at the library or by calling 718-278-4303 starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 2.

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Oct
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Best of the Big Band Singers

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Linda Ipanema and Stan Edwards take a nostalgic look back to the great music of the Big Band Era and those who made it great.


Oct
20
6:00PM

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7:00PM

History and Headlines: A Book Discussion Group

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Our non-fiction book group meets on or about the third Monday of every month. For more information, call 718-721-2462.

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

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Oct
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Contemporary Brazilian Jazz with Quarteto Moderno

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Quarteto Moderno is a contemporary Brazilian jazz ensemble that features acclaimed guitarist, vocalist and composer Richard Boukas. The group performs primary Brazilian genres including samba, choro, baião, frevo, maracatu, marcha and guarânia. The repertoire ranges from Boukas’s original compositions to interpretations of legendary Brazilian composers from Minas Gerais, including Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta and Sérgio Santos.


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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.