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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 ...

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Lincoln Center Local! Live Performances

Enjoy world-class music and dance, free at your local Queens Library. See the full schedule

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. ...

Sunday Concerts at Central: 29th Annual Series

Queens Library invites you to a series of free concerts featuring world music. Events take place on Sundays at 3:00 pm between October 2014-June 2015 at Queens Central Library. 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432.
 

 

Son De Madre 
Sunday, October 5, ...

Sep
18
5:30PM

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6:45PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
18
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny will be moderating this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. We meet the third Thursday of each month. 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


Sep
19
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Medicare Minutes

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Nancy Herman joins us from the Medicare Rights Center in this teleconferenced program. 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.

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Sep
19
11:00AM

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1:30PM

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


Sep
19
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends!


Sep
19
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Healthy Foods, Healthy Eating and Blood Pressure Screening (in Haitian Creole)

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Attendees will learn how to achieve balanced nutrition, how to keep their bones strong with calcium and vitamin D, and the importance of being physically active. There will be also be a blood pressure screening.


Sep
22
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Skype a Crossword

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This program is open to all older adults and homebound Mail-a-Book patrons. 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.

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Sep
23
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Autumn

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a topical discussion about the fall season. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
23
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn the basics of using a computer. 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


Sep
24
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Racketeer" by John Grisham. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 to preregister and obtain access numbers.


Sep
24
5:30PM

--to--

6:45PM

Zumba Exercise for Adults

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

Ciara Sandoval teaches dance movements to keep you fit in this aerobic exercise class for adults. Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Preregistration is required for each session.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
30
2:00PM

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3:30PM

West Indian Day Discussion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will have a topical discussion on subjects involving the West Indies. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
1
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


Oct
2
8:00PM

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9:00PM

Women in History: After Hours Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Women of influence, countries and customs . . . . We chat about them all! This is an evening teleconferenced event. 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


Oct
3
11:00AM

--to--

1:30PM

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


Oct
3
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Writing Workshop: Share Your Memories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Kathy Cohen leads a four-session workshop on writing memoirs. Learn the basics and get tips and techniques. There will be writing assignments and sharing of thoughts and ideas. This is a teleconferenced event. Call 718-464-0084 to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
5:30PM

--to--

6:45PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
2:00PM

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3:30PM

The 1964 World's Fair: History and Highlights

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Queens Historical Society presents history and highlights of the 1964 World's Fair. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
7
3:00PM

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4:30PM

The Cathedral Window Pattern: A Quilting Workshop

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In this three-session workshop, Alacia Stubbs will demonstrate how to create the “cathedral window” pattern, a lovely but easy design that is so named because the completed quilt resembles a cathedral window. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
8
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. This is a teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must 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


Oct
8
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Spend an afternoon watching a movie in the comfort of the library! This month's selection is "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014), rated PG-13.


Oct
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Your Healthy Heart

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran leads a discussion about how to keep your heart healthy. This is a teleconference event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time callers should preregister at 718-464-0084.


Oct
14
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Poison Control: What's in Your Cabinet

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Eduardo Torres of the New York City Poison Control Center gives tips for preventing unintentional poisoning by household cleaners, medicines, carbon monoxide, pesticides and plants. He will also discuss medicine safety for older adults, including the use of Poison Control for questions about medication management and understanding prescription and nonprescription drugs. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
15
11:00AM

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12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Guest poet , Gayle Danley, National Individual Poetry Slam Champion. Tap into your natural ability to enjoy and create original poetry in this teleconferenced discussion group. First-time callers must call Mail-a-Book for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Language of Flowers," a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.


Oct
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Discussion Group: For Men Only

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Men are invited to call into our program to talk about health, sports, politics and other topics of interest in this weekly discussion group. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must 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


Oct
16
5:30PM

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6:45PM

Smooth Jazz Giants Featuring Vocalist Stacia Hobdy

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Stacia Hobdy croons the sounds of such artists as Anita Baker, Sade, Patrice Rushen, Patti Austin and more.


Oct
21
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Internet for Beginners

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Oct
21
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


Oct
22
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Lost Years" by Mary Higgins Clark. The discussion will be led by Bonnie Pokorny, a long-time Mail-a-Book participant, super reader and major contributor to our monthly newsletter. This is a teleconferenced book discussion group open to older adults and the homebound. If interested in joining in, please call 718-464-0084.


Oct
22
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Belly Dancing 101: An Introduction

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

Belly dancing, also known as "raqs sharqui," is an ancient, mystical and healing dance form. Learn its fundamentals with Cashel Campbell. Preregistration is required for each session at queenslibrary.org/events.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

New York City Architecture

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will undertake a virtual tour of New York City architecture. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the home-bound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
28
2:00PM

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3:30PM

United States Geography Games

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Test your knowledge of the capitals! This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Nov
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Eric Miu, Community Coordinator for the New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education, will conduct this pedestrian safety workshop to educate seniors about crossing New York City streets. Seniors will learn safety tips and about Mayor de Blasio's new traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation.


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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.