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It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick for June 19 is Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces by Michael Chabon.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" delivers a collection of essays—heartfelt, humorous, ...

We Did It!

Thanks to your social media posts, your postcards, letters and calls, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Corey Johnson, and the New York City Council on June 14, 2018 agreed on a budget for Fiscal Year 2019 that includes at least $60 million in capital funds and a $16.7 million increase in ...

Summer Reading: Libraries Rock!

Summer reading is here, and our theme this year is Libraries Rock!

We can’t wait for you to rock and roll with us at our music-themed events all summer long, from making your own instruments to sing-alongs!

Get your reading groove on this summer and track your reading progress through fun activities at your ...

Celebrate Pride Month at Queens Library!

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and we're proud to announce that we are marching along with the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library in the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 24!

You can join us for activities at our libraries throughout the month, including special film screenings, and check out our ...

Queens Library's Battle of the Bands!

The Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever!

For the fourth year running, New York bands will have the opportunity to bring the house down at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 30!

Gifted musicians ages ...

Battle of the Bands Spotlights!

The 4th Annual Battle of the Bands is less than two weeks away, and here's where you can learn about our talented contestants.

Our latest spotlights include the rock bands trickBlue, Foreign Trees, and Attitude, and have links to their live videos, social ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jun
20
10:45AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to join in on songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
20
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to make a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
20
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our Queens Village Library for homework help.

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

Additional Dates


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Jun
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Children's Chess

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other children.


Jun
21
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Children's Movie Night: "Finding Nemo"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Finding Nemo" (2003, G).


Jun
22
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
25
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Libraries Rock! with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Award-winning balloon artist Nick the Balloonatic has twisted balloons all over the world. The Balloonatic interacts with children ages 6-12 as he is sculpting balloons, laughing, joking, and making everyone feel special. This program is free. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to make summer crafts.


Jun
28
1:30PM

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2:15PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5 and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.


Jul
2
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading K-2: DIY Rainsticks

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and make a rain stick craft at this summer reading program.


Jul
3
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading 3-5: DIY Drums

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and make a craft drum at this summer reading program.


Jul
5
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5 and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Lego Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to have fun working together with Legos.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Early Childhood Summer Reading 0-5: Musical Crafts

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 0-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join in a storytime and do music-based crafts at this summer reading program.


Jul
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Google CS First Club: Sound and Music

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Code. Play. Create videos and interactive music on Scratch! Register to be a part of Queen Village's Google CS First Club: Social Media with Scratch. For school-age children in grades 2-4. Only 10 spots are available. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading K-2: DIY Drums

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and make a rain stick craft at this summer reading program.


Jul
10
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading 3-5: DIY Recorders

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and decorate a recorder at this summer reading program.


Jul
11
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join in on songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to make a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Children's Chess

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to compete in friendly chess competition with their peers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Kids' Movie: Peter Rabbit

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Peter Rabbit" (2018, PG).


Jul
13
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Early Childhood Summer Reading 0-5: Humming Toys

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 0-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join in a storytime and do a craft at this summer reading program.


Jul
16
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading K-2: Toy Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and making a toy at this summer reading program.


Jul
17
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading 3-5: Design a Shirt

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and decorate a T-shirt at this summer reading program.


Jul
20
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Early Childhood Summer Reading 0-5: Puppets

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 0-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join in a storytime and make a puppet at this summer reading program.


Jul
23
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading K-2: Owl Windsock

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and make an owl windsock at this summer reading program.


Jul
23
5:30PM

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7:15PM

Children's Ukulele Lessons

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

15 children ages 10 through 16 can register to take six ukulele lessons for beginners. The library will supply ukuleles and books for the lessons. Participants must attend all six lessons.

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Jul
24
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading 3-5: Bird Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and make a bird craft at this summer reading program.


Jul
27
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Early Childhood Summer Reading 0-5: Texture Playtime

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 0-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join in a storytime and explore textures at this summer reading program.


Jul
30
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading K-2: Mandolin

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and make a cardboard mandolin at this summer reading program.


Jul
31
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading 3-5: DIY Pan Pipes

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and making pan pipes at this summer reading program.


Aug
3
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Early Childhood Summer Reading 0-5: Parachutes and Play

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 0-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join in a storytime and have fun with creative and parachute playtime for this summer reading program.


Aug
6
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading K-2: Mask Making

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and making masks at this summer reading program.


Aug
7
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading 3-5: Acting Theater

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and polishing their acting skills at this summer reading program.


Aug
11
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Early Childhood Summer Reading 0-5: Animal Masks

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 0-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join in a storytime and design animal masks at this summer reading program.


Aug
13
2:30PM

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3:30PM

End of Summer Reading Party K-2: Libraries Rock Cookie Decoration!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can participate in our Library Rocks end of summer reading party at Queens Village with cookie decoration and party activities.


Aug
14
2:30PM

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3:30PM

End of Summer Reading Party 3-5: Libraries Rock Musical Painting!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can participate in our Library Rocks end of summer reading party at Queens Village with party activities and a game of musical painting.


Aug
16
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Kids' Movie: A Wrinkle in Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "A Wrinkle in Time" (2018, PG).


Aug
17
11:00AM

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12:00PM

End of Summer Reading Party 0-5: Libraries Rock!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5 and caregivers can participate in our Library Rocks end of summer reading party at Queens Village.