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Rockaway 31-Hour Summer Festival

Save the date! The Peninsula Community Library will be open for 31 hours straight, from 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 26 through 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 27.

Bring your friends and family for special story times, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, concerts, outdoor movies, yoga and meditation on the beach, a ...

Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc: La Casita

Lincoln Center and Queens Library have partnered to present Boro-Linc: La Casita, a free world-class performance and family workshop—right in the heart of Jamaica, Queens!

Join us at Rufus King Park on Saturday, September 9 for wonderful music and dance, and a chance to learn more about ...

Celebrate the Solar Eclipse With Queens Library!

UPDATE: We've added even more library locations where you can watch next week's solar eclipse!

On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire continental United States. For the first time in 99 years, no matter where you live in North America, you’ll see a total or partial ...

Join Us on Our Mobile Library Tour!

Queens Library's Mobile Library will be touring the borough throughout the month of August.

Visit the Mobile Library to borrow books, sign up for a library card, and more!

Our stops will include public schools; a beach-side stay with special stories, songs, and rhymes; and a back-to-school event with State ...

Summer Programs For All Ages

Summer's almost over, but we've still got plenty of great things for kids, adults, and families to enjoy at the Library!

Join us at the Rockaway 31-Hour Summer Festival, see some unforgettable Culture Connection concerts, cosplay at our library ComicCon in Queens Village, ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

Summer Meals are here! For children and teens up to 18 years old, free, nutritious Summer Meals are available from now until Friday, September 1.

Meals are available Monday - Friday, from 1pm - 2pm, at 35 Queens Library locations. Enrollment is not required. Queens Library is honored to partner ...

Queens Library 2017 Gala

The Queens Library Foundation’s 2017 Annual Gala will take place on Tuesday, October 17, at the Queens Museum.

Nearly 300 supporters of the Library attended last year’s Gala to pay tribute to our special honorees and the Library’s mission and customers.

This year’s ...

Run the River with Queens Library!

Once again, Queens Library is partnering with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for Run the River, a 5K fun run on Randall’s Island, on Saturday, October 28!

Now in its eighth year, you can run to protect the waterways, wetlands, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island ...

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 ...

Aug
17
11:00AM

--to--

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


Aug
17
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


Aug
18
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


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Aug
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

MOMA: Matisse

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

MOMA leads a discussion about the artist Matisse. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Aug
21
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

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. 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


Aug
21
1:30PM

--to--

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


Aug
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.


Aug
23
11:00AM

--to--

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.


Aug
23
2:00PM

--to--

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.


Aug
23
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Demystifying Diabetes

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We always hear about diabetes, but what is it really? What is it doing to our bodies? Why do so many people have it? Come learn all of this, as well as some tips to prevent and manage it at this program.


Aug
24
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


Aug
25
10:00AM

--to--

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 please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for information about the lecture topic, and for access numbers. The topic in July is Studio Art. The featured artist is Anna Ke.


Aug
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

World Music with Linda Kunkin and Vlad West

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Concerts In Motion presents Linda Kunkin and Vlad West singing in Yiddish, Hebrew, English, Russian and many other languages. This is a teleconference event. First time callers please contact Mail a Book for access numbers, 718-464-0084.


Aug
30
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Elder Abuse 101

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

More than half a million reports of abuse against elderly Americans reach authorities every year, and millions more cases go unreported. Josh Rotkin from JASA LEAP leads this teleconference. First time callers please register with Older Adult Services 718-464-0084 to get access numbers.


Aug
31
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.


Sep
1
10:00AM

--to--

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


Sep
1
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
5
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
6
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 register.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
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


Sep
7
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
7
6:30PM

--to--

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


Sep
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Queens Museum Art Lecture: Ordinary Violence Exhibit

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconference event led by the Queens Museum. First time callers need to register with Older Adult Services, 718-464-0084 to get access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
1:30PM

--to--

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


Sep
12
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 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


Sep
13
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 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
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.


Sep
14
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Discussion Group: Local History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Local Historian, Oliver Hummel leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084

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

Additional Dates


Sep
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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.


Sep
18
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Emotional Wellness for Adults

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Program will focus on coping mechanisms for stress and the general chaos of life.


Sep
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Biography of Jane Adams

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Kathy Cohen leads a discussion about Jane Adams. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
20
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Livestreamed Health Series in Mandarin

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In Partnership with New York Presbyterian Queens: a series of 4 live-streamed health programs in Mandarin Chinese. Registration is very limited. Call Older Adult Services to register and to receive a link to the program 718-464-0084. Topics:Sept 20-Stroke / Oct 18-Memory / Nov & Dec topics to be announced.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
11:00AM

--to--

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


Sep
20
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Zookeeper's Wife" (2017, PG-13).


Sep
20
3:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Zookeepers Wife" (2017, PG-13).


Sep
26
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Hearing Loss

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Hearing Loss with Emily Esca, audiologist. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
28
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Zumba Exercise for Adults

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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. Space is limited and 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


Sep
29
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.


Oct
2
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

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. 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


Oct
3
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Ready, Set, Shop...and Grow

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join nutritionist from Cohen Children's Medical Center for this hands-on interactive program where children practice "shopping" for a healthy meal after learning about the importance of choosing foods from the five food groups.


Oct
4
3:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
10
2:00PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Queens Museum Art Lecture

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconference event led by the Queens Museum. First time callers need to register with Older Adult Services, 718-464-0084 to get access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
17
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners Word

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
17
1:45PM

--to--

3:15PM

Brooklyn Museum: Treasures from the Collection

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A teleconferenced program. The Brooklyn Museum leads this lecture. First time callers please contact Mail a Book for access numbers 718-464-0084.


Oct
17
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

How to Control Pests Safely

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Come and learn about how to create a healthier home by controlling pests safely. All are welcome. For more information, please call 646-632-6023.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman.


Oct
23
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Tarot 101

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn about tarot readings.


Nov
7
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Principles of Jewish Faith

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Scholar Lee Slavutin, MD, CLU, leads a discussion about the principles of Jewish faith. This is a teleconference event. First time callers please contact Mail-a-Book for access numbers, 718-464-0084.


Nov
16
11:00AM

--to--

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


Nov
21
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.


Nov
24
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


Nov
28
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

MOMA Art Lectures

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

MoMA leads discussions about current art exhibits at the museum. Two sessions. This is a teleconference. First time callers please contact Mail a Book for access numbers 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

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.


Nov
30
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