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This Weekend at Queens Library

It’s the last day of Broken Heart Week—join us for great events, including an afternoon of comedy with husband-and-wife comedians Michelle Slonim and Ben Rosenfeld! Plus, you can enjoy our Black History Month and Lunar New Year programs, get help with your taxes, learn about enrolling you kids in Pre-K, and much more! We hope ...

Queens Library's Broken Heart Week

Broken Heart Week returns this February!

The kaleidoscopic colors of a broken heart and the prospect of new beginnings are at the center of Queens Library’s 2nd annual Broken Heart Week (February 11–17).

We will be hosting curated book displays, author talks, meditation classes, craft programs, poetry and ...

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

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

We're also marching in the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade on Saturday, February 17!

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, ...

Love, Betrayal, Vengeance -- Medea, A Classic Tragedy

Theater of War presents Euripides’s "Medea," a tragic story of love, betrayal and vengeance.

This production will feature dramatic readings of scenes, guided conversation and audience participation.

Our audience will be able to talk about important issues facing our society today, including how to maintain ...

Support Your Community Library

Join Queens Library to tell your State Legislators what your community library means to you!

Our customers are our loudest voices. Your State Senators and Assembly Members want to hear from you! Queens Library will be going to Albany on February 28.

If you're interested, please register online by ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

Feb
21
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Live-streamed Health Lectures - in Mandarin Chinese

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Queens Library live-streamed monthly health lectures in Mandarin Chinese in partnership with New York Presbyterian Queens. For older adults.

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

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Feb
21
11:00AM

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12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. A teleconference event. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "The Nest"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney.


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Feb
22
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours: Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum will lead the discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
10:00AM

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1:00PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!


Feb
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

The Queens Museum: Art Therapy

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Queens Museum leads this teleconference, Art Therapy. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and an art kit.


Feb
26
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This Mail-a-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. First time callers please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Feb
26
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


Feb
28
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Bingo!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for bingo cards, chips and access numbers.


Mar
1
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Books and Beyond Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Shyan Bhairo leads this teleconferenced topical discussion group.
First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Mar
1
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Origami for Adults

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of origami, the Japanese art of folding paper.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Marion's Art History Class

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Marion Mango discusses great art in this teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the Library with a great group of people!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This Mail-a-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. First time callers, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Advanced Internet

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Go beyond the basics and explore the more advanced aspects of the Internet by learning about advanced search techniques, different Internet browsers, deleting cookies and caches, bookmarking and personalizing your browser, incognito browsers, and securing online privacy. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


Mar
6
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Bingo!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call (718) 464-0084 for bingo cards, chips, and access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
11:00AM

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1:00PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out what other people are reading, and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Defensive Driving

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This class is offered by AARP.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
8
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours Discussion Group: Local History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Local historian Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084


Mar
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

The Queens Museum: Art Therapy

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Queens Museum leads this teleconference, Art Therapy. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and an art kit.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
12
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Worker

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define the mature worker, describe obstacles such workers may face, and explain how and where to search for jobs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


Mar
14
11:00AM

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12:30PM

You Be The Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts at this teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
14
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Livestreamed Art History Series from the Queens Museum

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Queens Museum Art Program "Mel Chin: All Over the Place" and "Real People Real Lives" is a livestreamed art program by the Queens Museum, spoken in Chinese (Mandarin), The program can be viewed at the Hillcrest and East Flushing Libraries. Registration for at home viewers is required by calling Mail a Book 718-464-0084 where you will be given a link to the program.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
15
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Books and Beyond: Book Discussion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A teleconferenced book discussion group. Call to find out this month's selection. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Mar
15
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Recipe Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us to share your favorite recipes, kitchen tips and tricks, and discuss all things cooking!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
16
10:00AM

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12:00PM

New York History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In this teleconferenced discussion, Karen Quinones from Patriot Tours gives a "talking tour" about the history of New York. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Mar
19
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Navigating Online Job Applications

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn how to: prepare information to make online applications easier, complete common online application sections, and master how to get noticed and avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


Mar
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "The Boat Rocker"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Boat Rocker" by Ha Jin.


Mar
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

A Tribute to the Women of Motown

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Roz Brown pays tribute to the phenomenal women of Motown. Hear hit songs of The Supremes, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Gladys Knight, and more.


Mar
27
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make friends and chat over the phone at this teleconference. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
28
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Let's Be Creative

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Let's be creative with Fredine Freeman. This is a teleconference. First time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book for access numbers at 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
28
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Kong: Skull Island" (2017 PG-13).


Mar
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make friends and chat over the phone at this teleconference. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Apr
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Books and Beyond Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Shyan Bhairo leads this teleconferenced topical discussion group.
First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
9
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Microsoft Excel for Beginners

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Basic computer skills are required. To preregister, call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


Apr
10
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Senior Health Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Senior Health Chat with RN Kathy Moran. This is a teleconference event. First time participants please register at 718-464-0084 to obtain access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
16
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


Apr
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "The Golem and the Jinni"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Golem and the Jinni" by Helene Wecker.


Apr
19
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Books and Beyond: Book Discussion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A teleconferenced book discussion group. Call to find out this month's selection. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
20
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Memories and Stories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share your memories, tell your story. This is a teleconference chat. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at (718) 464-0084 for access numbers.


Apr
23
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Advanced Excel

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

Be an Excel ninja! Topics will include pivot tables, forms, and advance formulas. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


Apr
24
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Celebrate Earth Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Kathy Cohen leads this teleconferenced discussion group. What is Earth Day and why do we celebrate it?
First time callers please register with Mail a Book 718-464-0084 to get access numbers.


Apr
26
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.


May
7
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


May
14
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


May
24
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Mental Health Matters: Stress and Self-Care

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This Mental Matters series focuses on the benefits of self-care and how to reduce stress. When was the last time you did something just for yourself? Today is the day to get started!