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New On Our Blog: An Interview with Filmmaker David Spaltro

Award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter David Spaltro, whose credits include "The Cat’s Cradle" (2014), "Things I Don’t Understand" (2012) and "…Around" (2008), will present an advance screening of his new horror movie, "In the Dark" (2015), at Central Library on Wednesday, ...

Discovery Day Street Fair

We invite our community to check out the Children’s Library Discovery Center at our fourth annual Discovery Day Street Fair. Celebrate with us as we explore the wonders of science! Dazzle your senses, amaze your mind and play with possibilities! There will be activities for all ages. Come play with us!

Peninsula Grand Re-Opening

It will be a fun and informative celebration for the community, local community organizations, Friends of the Library and library staff.

Come and join the grand reopening celebration for Queens Library at Peninsula, at 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, from Sept. 8 - 12.

Click here to download the brochure.

Register for Free UPK at Ravenswood

Registration for Fall 2015 is Now Open for Children Born in 2011 at Ravenswood UPK, located at 35-42 21st Street, Long Island City, 11106.

Queens Library Universal Pre-K offers an excellent curriculum based on HighScope and includes many other benefits: nutritious meals and snacks for the kids, engaging activities for ...

Nominate Your Librarian Today!

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. Has a librarian made a difference in your life? Have they inspired you, helped you achieve a personal or professional goal, been an invaluable community asset?

Now is the chance to tell your story—and pay tribute to everything they do!

The #I Love My ...

Register for the STACKS Afterschool Program

Developed by Queens Library, STACKS is a free afterschool program for children ages 6-14.

STACKS was created to enhance your child’s learning experiences through structured and unstructured age-appropriate activities in a safe and welcoming environment that helps school-aged children build their ...

An Alternate Path to the High School Diploma with the National External Diploma Program

  • Earn a traditional high school diploma from Long Beach High School
  • Flexible and confidential
  • Complete program in 6 to 12 months
  • Aligned with the college and career readiness standards
  • Work through online activities and with an advisor to complete your program
  • Work at home, ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and information about all our programs and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Our 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 physical and digital collections.

This month features music from Lila Downs, Wale, Prince Royce, Best Coast, Jamie Foxx, Casey J, Neil Young, James Bay and ...

Sep
8
2:00PM

--to--

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


Sep
9
11:00AM

--to--

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 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


Sep
9
3:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Focus" (2015), rated R, starring Will Smith.


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Sep
10
5:30PM

--to--

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


Sep
10
6:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Sep
11
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


Sep
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Popular Music of the 40s and 50s

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Danielle Cordovez of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts leads a discussion on music of the 40s and 50s. This is a teleconferenced event. First-time callers should contact 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
14
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

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.

Additional Dates


Sep
14
1:00PM

--to--

2:15PM

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


Sep
15
2:00PM

--to--

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.


Sep
16
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


Sep
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join a book discussion about "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed.


Sep
17
8:00PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Bizarre and Unique Holidays

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss unique and different holidays celebrated in various locales. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
21
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Writing Workshop: Share Your Memories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Kathy Cohen leads this 4-session teleconferenced writing workshop. Learn basics, tips and techniques of memoir writing and share writing assignments, thoughts and ideas. First-time callers should contact 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


Sep
22
11:00AM

--to--

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


Sep
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Protect Yourself against Frauds and Scams

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A representative of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs talks about common frauds and scams and how to protect against them. 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
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chit chat and make friends over the phone. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First time callers should call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
25
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone, then enjoy scenes from classic plays performed by Senior Theater Acting Repertory. 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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Alice's Kitchen

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Alice Morley leads adiscussion on healthy cooking, food and recipes. This is a 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.

Additional Dates


Sep
30
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month we will read and discuss "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 to preregister and obtain access numbers.


Sep
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

STARs Special Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Senior Theater Acting Repertory will perform theatrical works.


Oct
1
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

this is a topical discussion group on popular culture and current events. 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
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Marion's Art History Class

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Marion Mango chats about great art and artists. 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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
11:00AM

--to--

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
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Piedmont Bluz

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Less known than the Delta blues of Mississippi, Piedmont blues arose in the southeastern United States and employs more finger picking and a ragtime-based rhythm. The Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo is dedicated to the preservation of the style and to educating audiences about this unique aspect of African-American culture. This is a teleconferenced event. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
13
2:00PM

--to--

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.


Oct
14
3:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "McFarland USA" (2015), rated PG.


Oct
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Art History with Queens Museum

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Queens Museum's Jason Yoon will lead a discussion about current exhibits. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
20
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. Participants must have basic computer skills. 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


Oct
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Outstanding Women in History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Cecile Walters will lead a game and discussion called "Who Am I? Famous Women in History." This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake" by Aimee Bender.


Oct
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone. 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
28
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month we will read "We Are Water" by Wally Lamb. 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.