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Queens Library To Take Plastic Bags Out of Circulation

In an effort to protect the environment and better use our financial resources, Queens Library will stop offering plastic shopping bags to our customers at all 65 locations on June 30, 2018.

Plastic bags release toxins into the ground and water, can take hundreds of years to decompose, and in many cases are used ...

Celebrate National Library Lovers Month

Show your love for libraries by entering our Share Your Love for Queens Library Photo Contest.  

Enter the contest today and show how much you love your library for a chance to win a Samsung 16 GB Galaxy Tablet!

Complete contest rules here.

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood, located at 35-32 21st Street in Long Island City, offers an outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified staff; the best learning experience for your child; free after-school care until 5:30 p.m.; and all the ...

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year at Queens Library.

The Lunar New Year is a centuries-old tradition in China and several other Asian countries, and is a time to honor deities and ancestors, as well as make way for good fortune in the upcoming year.

At Queens Library, you can attend traditional ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you're age 60 and older, or earn $66,000 or less a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Celebrate Black History Month at Queens Library!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for Black History Month!

We’ll be screening movies, hosting talks, and presenting concerts to celebrate and commemorate the Black experience in America.

Programs are available for children, teens, and adults, including five special events focusing on Claudia ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Feb
24
10:30AM

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12:00PM

English Intermediate/Advanced Conversation Group

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

No registration required

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

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Feb
26
3:00PM

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6:00PM

SNAP Enrollment Tabling Event

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Get information for enrolling into SNAP at this tabling event.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Basic Computer Class for Adults

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

Topics include:
*Introduction to the computer (using mouse & keyboard)
*Introduction to Microsoft Word
*Navigating the Internet
Preregistration is required.


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Feb
28
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Health Insurance and Enrollment

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Get help from a healthcare navigator of the NY State of Health with enrolling into a low-cost health plan.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Know Your Rights: Public Benefits and Resources in Bengali

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

We will discuss:
- Getting a job in the U.S.
- Human rights law
- Education, healthcare, language access
- Resources for immigration victims of domestic violence


Mar
2
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word For Beginners In Spanish

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word’s main functions and commands. Also, you will learn how to use a Flash Drive or USB. Basic computer skills are required. Please call 718-721-2462 to register.

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

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Mar
2
12:00PM

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5:00PM

Get Covered NYC Health Insurance Tabling Event

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Get information for enrolling into Get Covered NYC Health Insurance at this tabling event.

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

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Mar
2
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Shape Up NYC: Full Body Toning for Adults

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Full body or Toning is a gentle workout with the goal of improving balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, and heart health. Instructor Ysabel Chirinos leads the program for adults who want to have a strong and skillful body. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is first-come, first-served.

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

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Mar
2
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required.
Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 03/3- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 3/10 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 3/17- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 3/24- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Basic Computer Class for Adults

Location: Broadway
Registration: By phone or in person

Topics include:
*Introduction to the computer (using mouse & keyboard)
*Introduction to Microsoft Word
*Navigating the Internet
* Introduction to E-mail
Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes For Beginners In Spanish

Location: Broadway
Registration: By phone or in person

You will learn how to type, copy, edit, format, print and save a file. Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first-served basis. Please call at 718-721-2462 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Brazilian Music Voyage!

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Brazilian vocalist Débora Watts performs Brazilian music styles of choro, bossa nova, samba, and baião, including some world famous Brazilian and American jazz standards done in a Brazilian style, and some original compositions by Débora Watts from her recently released CD “Um Samba ao Contrario.”

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

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Mar
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Write Now! NY Writer's Coalition

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join NY Writer's Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop open to writers of all genres--poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything else. Writers of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome. No advanced registration is required.

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

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Mar
13
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Book Lover's Book Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join our discussion of It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis.


Mar
15
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Book Club for Adults In Spanish

Location: Broadway
Registration: By phone or in person

We meet every third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM. The title of the book for March is “Even after all this time” by Afschineh Latifi. Copies of the book can be checked out as soon as possible prior to each meeting. Please call at 718-721-2462 to register.


Mar
19
11:00AM

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1:00PM

ESOL Job Search Training

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

This program is geared towards high intermediate and advanced English language learners seeking to enter the job market. The curriculum is focused on helping students understand different types of marketable skills as well as develop vocabulary associated with these skills. The classes are also integrated with a technology component that prepares students for the 21st century workforce.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
21
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Typing For Beginners In Spanish

Location: Broadway
Registration: By phone or in person

Learn how to use the keyboard and it will be easier for you to use a computer. We will practice Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and navigating the Internet. Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first-served basis. Please call 718-721-2462 to register.


Apr
5
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Class

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

If you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, you might be eligible for this free program! The classes provide group and individual support, educational materials, personalized feedback, health information, and specific steps to achieve a healthier you! If you’re interested in participating in weekly classes, email Tamara at tmichel@queenslibrary.org to learn more about how you might be able to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
10
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Book Lover's Book Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join our monthly book discussion group.


Apr
13
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Oral Head and Neck Cancer

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

In recognition of Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, Elmhurst Hospital’s Dr. Patrick Colley will share information about these common types of cancer. Come learn what you should know so you can keep yourself and your family healthier.


Sep
12
4:30PM

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6:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2018. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends, and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.