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A Message from Ethan Hawke

“Just last night, my 16-year-old son asked me, ‘Do people really still use libraries?’ I was happy to be able to tell him yes. It's a fact: More people than ever are visiting their neighborhood branches and using the myriad free resources the Library provides,” writes Ethan Hawke in a new ...

Get Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park!

Shakespeare in the Park is one of New York City's most beloved summer traditions—and now you can get your tickets at Queens Library!

Free ticket vouchers for Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) sumptuous new production of Shakespeare’s "Othello," performed ...

Storytime with Your Council Member!

Help support your community library during this important advocacy season—and bring your kids to a wonderful storytime, too!

Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott will be joined by members of the New York City Council at special storytimes in June to demonstrate ...

Support Queens Library with Your 2018 Annual Fund Gift

The last day of school is just a few weeks away—and we’re already hard at work preparing programs, signing kids up for summer reading, and ensuring that we can meet the needs of the 52,000 children and young adults who are expected to visit Queens Library this summer.

The thousands of programs we offer are made ...

Tweet to Your Council Member in Support of Libraries!

Stand with your library on Twitter!

Our city officials are now deciding the amount of funding that New York City’s libraries will receive in the upcoming fiscal year.

Click the links below to find the Twitter handles of your city leaders and the New York City Council Member that represents your community library ...

Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at several community libraries for Drag Queen Story Hour, a unique storytime for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now ...

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 ...

Mental Health Awareness Month at Queens Library

Mental health challenges impact people across all demographics of society. This May, for Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re bringing you programming to both help you take care of your own mental health and teach you how to help someone else in crisis.

From programs on stress and self-care to information about the ...

May
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Native American Art

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Smithsonian Institution is our guest on the teleconference today. We are discussing Native American Art and history. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
30
11:00AM

--to--

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.


May
31
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

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.

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May
31
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


Jun
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.


Jun
1
10:00AM

--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


Jun
4
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
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


Jun
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


Jun
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


Jun
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.


Jun
7
6:00PM

--to--

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


Jun
8
10:00AM

--to--

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


Jun
12
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Computers

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

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
12
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Jewish Woman in Literature

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Rabbi Smith is our guest on the teleconference today. We are discussing Jewish Woman in Literature. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
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


Jun
14
8:00PM

--to--

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.


Jun
15
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

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.


Jun
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Senior Theater Acting Repertory will perform an afternoon of theatrical works.


Jun
20
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. This is 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


Jun
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Ben Fountain

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Ben Fountain.


Jun
21
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.


Jun
26
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Let's Be Creative

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A hands-on series of arts and crafts projects by teleconference for home-bound customers. Craft kits will be supplied by the library. Registration is required. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book to sign up and to receive your craft kit, 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
28
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.


Jul
3
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


Jul
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Books and Beyond Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a 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


Jul
6
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


Jul
10
2:00PM

--to--

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.


Jul
12
8:00PM

--to--

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 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


Jul
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

NY Senior Medicare Patrol - teleconference

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Senior Medicare Patrol Program (SMP) educates Medicare beneficiaries about fraud and common scams, how to protect themselves, and how to report it. LiveOn NY Presentation. A Teleconference Event. First time callers, please register with Older Adult Services 718-464-0084.


Jul
17
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Whitney Museum Teleconferenced Lecture Series

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Photography: People, Places and Things - Explore the development of photography in the 20th century as it moved from a functional representation of the world to an artistic expression. Over three sessions, we’ll learn about modernism, documentary photography, and innovations in the medium. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to register and to receive access codes. Printed documentation will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
20
10:00AM

--to--

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.


Jul
24
2:00PM

--to--

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.


Jul
26
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


Jul
27
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


Aug
6
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer. 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