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This Weekend at Queens Library

It’s another great weekend at the Library! Join us for a Children's Reading Group with special guests Bill de Blasio and Jimmy Van Bramer, an early Mother’s Day craft fair and flea market, a poetry workshop, our Earth Day Family Fest, wonderful musical performances—including two different Motown revues and our Sunday ...

From Dennis M. Walcott

In my first weeks as the newly-appointed President and CEO, I visited every community library to meet the staff and gain an overview of what each library adds to the community. Among the most impactful programs are the Job and Business Academy’s job skills training workshops.

Library users attend free classes at the library ...

Celebrate Earth Day With Us!

On Friday, April 22, events will be held worldwide to support the environment and remind us all that we need to protect our planet.

This week, Queens Library has great programs planned at several of our community libraries to celebrate Earth Day and promote environmental awareness.

They include movies, ...

New on Our Blog: An Interview with New Langston Hughes Executive Director Mikisha Morris!

We’re very pleased to welcome Dr. Mikisha Morris to Queens Library as the new Executive Director of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. She succeeds Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako), who will be retiring in July 2016 after more than 35 years of service to ...

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Poems from Our Patrons!

Thank you to our patrons for sending us their poems in honor of National Poetry Month—and now it’s our pleasure to share them with you!

You can read poems from Shoshana Goldman, Michael P. Kusen, Agnes Wong, and Qi-Hong Zheng by visiting our ...

Comment on Our FY2017 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017, and there's still time for you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through May 6.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2017 and fill out our online ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our next Shakespeare in Queens performance will be Troilus and Cressida on Monday, May 2 at 5:30 ...

Upcoming NYCitizenship Information Sessions

Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions with the NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for citizenship easily, the benefits of becoming ...

Spring 2016 Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars

Protect Your Assets. Ensure Your Legacy. Come to our Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars where you can learn strategies for your finances and estate planning.

By attending one of our seminars, you will be introduced to strategies that will help you better plan for your financial future, medical care, ...

Jane Jacobs: Her take on the hipsterfication of Western Queens

Urban activist Jane Jacobs was a controversial figure, but her work and writings have stood the test of time. In honor of her 100th birthday, Queens Library Presents Jane Jacobs @ 100: A View of Western Queens. The event will take place on May 4 at Manducatis Rustica.

This event includes a live interview with Gianna ...

Apr
28
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 for older adults and the homebound. 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.

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Apr
29
10:00AM

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11:00AM

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!


Apr
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

At Home with Words

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will talk and write about our personal memories and learn to express ourselves in our own style in this discussion group led by Judy Kamilhor. This is a teleconferenced event. First-time callers should call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


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Apr
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Instructor Meiling Schumm uses Latin dance moves to create a workout that helps you lose fat, build muscle, and feel more energized. Dress for exercise, bring a bottle of water, and come early to complete an exercise release form. Preregistration is required.


May
2
1:00PM

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2:00PM

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.

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May
2
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Skype a Crossword Puzzle

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. Preregistration is required by calling 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
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


May
3
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.

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May
4
11:00AM

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12:30PM

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 preregister.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Books and Beyond: Topical Discussion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


May
5
6:00PM

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7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Boot Camp

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kiersten Clay provides a total-body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Please bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. 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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May
6
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 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


May
6
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


May
10
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a teleconference discussion group on the life and times of FDR. First time callers please call 1-718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
11
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Yoga for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Certified instructor Didi Tapomaya teaches participants basic yoga techniques, breathing and relaxation exercises with guided visualization. Participants should attend all four sessions and bring a yoga mat. Wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first come, first served basis.

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

Additional Dates


May
11
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Concussion" (2015, PG-13).


May
12
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconferenced discussion group on popular culture and current events for older adults and the homebound. 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


May
13
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Queens Museum-Art History Lecture Series

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A series of Art History lectures presented by the Queens Museum by teleconference. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for information about the lecture topic, and for access numbers. Topics include the Panorama, The World's Fair and artists Hongtu/Vida and Gropper/Oliver.

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

Additional Dates


May
17
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn the basics of computer use. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


May
17
2:00PM

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3:30PM

New York History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Karen Quinones joins us from Patriot Tours for this discussion of the history of New York. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
18
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Tap into your natural ability to enjoy and create original poetry in this teleconferenced discussion group. 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


May
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss " The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros.


May
19
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Books and Beyond

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A teleconferenced discussion group. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and for the name of the book we will be reading.


May
19
1:30PM

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4:30PM

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


May
20
10:00AM

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12:00PM

At Home with Words

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Express yourself in your own style, share your memories. Judy Kamilhor leads this teleconferenced discussion group.


May
24
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Pharmacist Chung-Shien Lee will help you understand more about the medications you're taking and why, and give tips on how to remember to take them. This is a teleconferenced event. First time callers should contact 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Outreach to JASA case managers

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Outreach to JASA case managers.


May
31
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Spring Allergies

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Health Chat with RN Kathy Moran. This is a teleconference. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
2
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Books and Beyond: Topical Discussion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
6
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Get-Ready-for-Summer Workout

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This jazzy fitness class mixes inspirational, salsa, and hip hop cardio-dance for all fitness levels. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
8
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Danish Girl" (2015, R).


Jun
14
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Meditation

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

If you want to relax and let go of "mind chatter," meditation might be good for you. Helen Schwizer leads this guided meditation session, in which all you have to do is sit and listen to the spoken imagery. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers should call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss " The Light Between the Oceans" by M.L. Steadman.


Jun
16
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Books and Beyond

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A teleconferenced discussion group. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and for the name of the book we will be reading.


Jun
21
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Internet for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of navigating the Internet. Participants should know how to use a computer, keyboard, and mouse. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
21
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
28
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Fruits, Vegetables and Sunshine

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Health Chat with RN Kathy Moran. This is a teleconference. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
29
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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