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Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

Battle of the Bands Spotlights!

We’re five short weeks away from the 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands, so we’re getting the party started early and introducing you to our rockin’ contestants.

Check our homepage every week leading up to our July 27th event at Colden Auditorium for a new band profile—and see ...

Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World

Summer Reading at Queens Library begins Thursday, June 8.

Summer Reading helps kids stay sharp while they're out of school, and gets adults back into good habits! Try to read 20 minutes (or more!) each day.

This year, the Summer Reading theme is Build a Better World. Be inspired by ...

Summer Poetry Contest 2017

Can you rhyme? Know what a haiku is?

Entries are now open for the Summer Poetry Contest 2017! Send in your best poem for a chance to be published in Queens Library Magazine.

This year, the theme is Build A Better World. There’s no limit to your creativity, but please keep it under 250 ...

Congratulations to Our NYC Neighborhood Library Awards Finalists!

We’re proud to announce that three of our community libraries—Bayside, Lefferts, and Woodside—have been selected from hundreds of libraries in the city as finalists for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards!

A record-breaking 24,000 New Yorkers nominated ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Jul
5
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Summer Reading Kickoff

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Come to the Kickoff! We'll tell you all about the Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World -- the goals, games, and activities! We'll read stories, do crafts and play games! Get signed-up, get started! Summer Reading Club continues on Wednesdays for the next 6 weeks.


Jul
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Tech: Google CS First Art with Scratch

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Create ART with the Google CS First Program and Scratch Coding. Create animation, paintings that talk and other interactive projects, and digital art. Come in or call us at 718-721-2462 for information.

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Jul
6
3:00PM

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Family Film

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Come out of the sun and relax with a film for family viewing.

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Jul
6
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Play With Me Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, and fun activities for children ages 5 and younger and their parent/caregiver, in the Early Learning Area. Preregistration is not required.

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

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Jul
7
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Broadway Babies

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Bring your infant up to age 17 months for short stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and socializing!

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

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Jul
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Game Day

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Play board games, BINGO, cards, party games, or learn a new game. Something different each week! Build your brain! For children ages 5-12. No registration required.

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

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Jul
10
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Little Builders Story Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

For children ages 3 & 4 and their parents/caregivers. In each story & craft time, we’ll set participants to work on a building “challenge” using different materials each week--play dough, Legos, blocks of all sizes, pipe cleaners, and more.

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Jul
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Discovery Club: BUILD A CITY

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Over the course of the summer, participants will construct a model city while considering such issues as development & growth, transportation, city living (parks, museums, high rises, stores), environmental issues, underground infrastructure, and cities of the future. Ages 5-12.

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

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Jul
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Book Arts

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Build on books: Different titles will inspire creative endeavors such as Readers Theatre (including performances for younger children); book quilt squares; book crafts, a “book tasting” party; book painting; book reviews/recommendations; and book displays. Ages 9-12.

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

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Jul
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

J Shorts & Films

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a short film or theatrical show performed by older children. Build on the theme with an activity. Ages 4-8.

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

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Jul
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Club: Build a Better World

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Explore the theme Build a Better World by reading stories about role models or that exemplify positive change. With our crafts we'll go green, build stories with word blocks, make cards of encouragement, and do other works of kindness to change the world! Ages 5-8.

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

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